Treasure Island

Mandi June

(10-17-81 / Fort Worth, Texas)

Sinners and Saints


One man's loss, is another man's gain.
The man who has lost, is then never the same.
The man who has won, not sure what he's done,
to deserve the reward, to be placed in the sun.
The man who has won, didn't do very much.
The choice wasn't his, not his as such,
but rather the prize, that chooses the winner,
between one that's a saint, and one that's a sinner.

Submitted: Monday, August 22, 2011
Edited: Thursday, July 05, 2012

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This poem was not written by me, personally, but TO me by a wonderful man. Thank you, Sam Lyell.

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  • Saadat Tahir (5/16/2012 5:05:00 PM)

    beautiful lines
    laden with the wisdom of faith and localisation of the reality of life and earth

    well done
    poetic, dramatic, spiritual and with confidence

    :) (Report) Reply

  • Aqeb Benazir (8/29/2011 8:02:00 PM)

    'The man who has lost, is then never the same
    The man who has won, not sure what he's done'

    Great phrase! quite clever and you hit the bull's eye there! (Report) Reply

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