Chris Cruz

Rookie (February 19,1967 / Manila, Philippines)

Oro, Plata, Mata - Poem by Chris Cruz

There was joyful abundance
Crisp air and fertile land
Easy, simple and free
Rich and vibrant as gold

The decline forthcoming
Greed for earth and sky
Discontent ruled far and wide
Muted and faint as silver

Decay is inevitable
The hunger overwhelms
Empty, hopeless throughout
Absolute and numb as death

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 10, 2005

Poem Edited: Friday, January 27, 2006

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