Charl JF Cilliers

Gold Star - 5,763 Points (25 January 1941 / Cape Town, South Africa)

Samson - Poem by Charl JF Cilliers

To you I gave a crown
when I brought you to my bed
to share in my renown
on what was then my throne –
to rule, but never in my stead:
I rule alone.

With honeyed words you took
my generosity, my pride,
my strength: took with a smile, a look,
what once I alone had known
– but subsequently could not hide –
and so you brought me down.

But you who took my freedom and my sight
can now not see the growing strength in me,
not love in which I once knew such delight,
but hatred which takes heed of no man’s plea.

Topic(s) of this poem: human condition

Form: Verse


Comments about Samson by Charl JF Cilliers

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/8/2015 12:42:00 AM)


    With honeyed words you took
    my generosity, my pride, ....Wisely drafted thought provoking lines in this context shared really. Interesting sharing.10
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    Charl Cilliers Charl Cilliers (11/8/2015 2:32:00 AM)

    Thank you, Kumarmani Mahakul

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 8, 2015



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