Emmanuel George Cefai

Gold Star - 35,573 Points (12th March 1955 / Victoria, Gozo)

Upon His Breast - Poem by Emmanuel George Cefai

Upon his breast
Upon his breast
A cross he bore
A cross he bore
And step by step
And step by step
Down narrow lanes
He walked
And walked

And with him walked
And walked
The other men:
And in their hands
A torch each bore
As one by one
One after one
Down narrow lanes
They walked
And walked.

And as they walked
Hymns chanted they
Or psalms
In language strange and queer
How eerie the idiom looked
And the sounds jarred:
Yet still
They walked
And walked
And on their journey walked
And on their breast
And on their breast
A cross they bore
A cross they bore
And in their hand
A flaming torch
A smoking torch
They bore

And in the night
And in the night
They faded
They faded
And last to see
And last to see
The torch light smoke
The torch light smoke.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 5, 2011



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