Treasure Island

CHRISTOPHER EBENEZER

(6/01/1991 / Kaduna, Nigeria)

The Sons of Men


the sons of men will rather die
in the flattery smoke of lies
than live in peace and solitude
in the sincere light of truth.

the sons of men will rather save
a quiet thief from death
than stop themselves from
stoning he that doth question their deeds.

the sons of men will rather have
their way with a coward king
than be compelled to live
the rules of a valiant lord.

the sons of men will rather have
a blow from he that hates
but the warning words
of a loving friend
their soul doth so despise.

the sons of men would run to death
if the course will run on smooth
but off-away they go from life
if there be any challenge.

the sons of men will choose a place
as hot and dark as hell
if they will get a blissful life
upon a woeful earth.

the sons of men will rather have the devil
in place of God
the love and life that Jesus gives
does matter less to them
Oh! how so much they love to live
at will and so be lost.

Submitted: Monday, May 31, 2010
Edited: Monday, May 31, 2010

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  • Terence George Craddock (6/20/2010 6:55:00 AM)

    the sons of men will rather die
    in the flattery smoke of lies

    Very good lines, as 'Pontius Pilate Said' What is truth? Your poem seems to answer the lines about, the heart of men, being bad from youth upwards (Report) Reply

  • Darrin Mcmiller Jr. (6/14/2010 7:08:00 PM)

    I have to say it's not often I find another poet who I keep an eye on, but I'll definetly be reading more of your poems, this to will go on my fav. poem list. I often thought aspiring to be men was to small a goal anyway (Report) Reply

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