Obed dela Cruz

Rookie - 279 Points (October 18,1995 / Marikina City)

Take Them Not Against Me, For I Was A Child - Poem by Obed dela Cruz

Take them not against me, for I was a child;
Those wrongs I made when I started to explore
A dark, gloomy world that had my heart beguiled
When I touched the knob of a forbidden door.

For I was enticed by the moving shadow
Of the beast who I assumed to be my friend.
And every night I struggled for tomorrow,
Thinking it was necessary for my end.

I wore a covering on my face to hide
The creature whose eyes wished to rid of its soul.
For the devil's greed birthed by deceptive pride
Was the fraud behind my spirit's empty hole.

But I am not one of the devil's children.
My soul, my youth are not among his victims.
And my name would not belong with the fallen
If I choose not to give in my foolish whims.

Therefore, I unmask my face to show the truth
And let my eyes, the soul's mirror, confirm this
That I have already grown, though still a youth
I can weigh reason and know what to dismiss.

So may all hell now fear this revelation
That it cannot anymore profit from me.
For the child who they thought had their devotion
Already repented, now their enemy!

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Copyright © 2012 by Prince Obed de la Cruz

(August 31,2012; Marikina City)

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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 31, 2012

Poem Edited: Thursday, October 4, 2012

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