Post more comments

Juan Olivarez

(september 12 / nyssa oregon)

The Chosen One


A house built on a splendid beach,
To watch the rising of the sun,
And gentle waves would come up to reach,
The feet of the chosen one.

But the beach turned treacherous you see,
And the sands would shift and slide,
And enormous waves came from the sea,
And took the house out with the tide.

Heart broken then the chosen one,
Sat on the beach and just took stock.
And saw what the sea had done,
And thought ' next time I'll build on rock '

7/23/10 Alton Texas

Submitted: Sunday, July 25, 2010
Edited: Sunday, July 25, 2010

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (The Chosen One by Juan Olivarez )

Enter the verification code :

  • Terence George Craddock (7/25/2010 3:54:00 PM)

    Yes Jesus told us to build on the rock mass, and buying a house on the high ground here, saved me from the flood that effected the low lying neighbours.10 (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. it's SPF 50 or i'm hitting the caves, Mandolyn Davidson
  2. i'll explain this later, Mandolyn Davidson
  3. We Are, j.r ...
  4. if i had been a cactus, you still would .., Mandolyn Davidson
  5. retrospect, Mandolyn Davidson
  6. Mothra Rules, Kevin Patrick
  7. A Tidal Wave, MINA BOULEKOU
  8. gameshow guest, lee fones
  9. The Poor Rich, Samantha Pearson
  10. A Critique, Sandra Feldman

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Browning

After
by Robert Browning

Take the cloak from his face, and at first
Let the corpse do its worst!

How he lies in his rights of a man!
Death has done all death can.
...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]