Austyn Chimbuoyim

Rookie - 21 Points (02/08 / Orlu)

The Profaned...Or Sacred?


O citadel once great!
Magnificient, you stood glorious
Heaven's birds on you perched
As they sing to your maker.

O temple once fair!
As His hands did you make
The creator's with much care
For He, in you, shall dwell.

O house once hallowed
From the abundance of the ONE!
How you've been shadowed
By the cloud of your wrongs/ own doings.

Once made from the earth
Then despised and trampled upon
Now marred to death
Any hope like the risen one's?

Through your windows unrestrained
Came flying the vultures
Foul dungs down they rained
In the dwelling of your maker

Your ambo speaks
Not in praise of Him
But with certain insolence
Some blasphemy and sacrilege.

Never free, your sanctuary
From dead bones and carcass
And your altar a mortuary
For all who worship in you.

Once great, fair and hallowed
O man, wonder of creation!
Then nought, rotten and profaned
Your body, God's temple.

For more, the flesh craves
The eye, for lust acquiesces
The heart, for shadows yearns
The tongue, like fire, blazes

Your maker, deprived, waits
The vultures, from you, drive
Clean up! Open your gates
In His abode, may He enter

Then shall your ambo sing
In praise and joy
And once more be pure
And not again profaned.

Submitted: Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Edited: Wednesday, November 14, 2012

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 Profaned...Or Sacred? by Austyn Chimbuoyim )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  3. I, Too, Langston Hughes
  4. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  5. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  6. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  7. If, Rudyard Kipling
  8. Nothing Gold Can Stay, Robert Frost
  9. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  10. A Song Of Despair, Pablo Neruda

Poem of the Day

poet Sarah Flower Adams

O Love! thou makest all things even
In earth or heaven;
Finding thy way through prison-bars
Up to the stars;
Or, true to the Almighty plan,
That out of dust created man,
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. Openly kicked, hasmukh amathalal
  2. No plight, hasmukh amathalal
  3. A language has its, gajanan mishra
  4. What'z a Curmudgeon?, douglas scotney
  5. Hiding under speechless thoughts, Yisel Chong
  6. Matthias Pantaleon III, Matthias Pantaleon
  7. What Happens?, David Lewis Paget
  8. Noticing Children's Behaviors, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  9. The Girl From My School, Matthias Pantaleon
  10. Reading and writing, gajanan mishra
[Hata Bildir]