Veteran Poet - 1,139 Points (11/07/1975 / Natonin, Mountain Province, Philippines)

When One Is Known - Poem by MELVIN BANGGOLLAY

melvin Banggollay

When one is known to all
as tongues calls their name;
Does it mean they implore
Greatness in their name?

One may be popular
So known by all men
Yet it's not a medal
of greatness token.

Many ways we can be
Known to all fellow men
Whatever road we see
Good or evil we've taken.

If we have to build a cake
Touch the cream that makes
You as a man of great honor
Than that hails you with horror.

Greater are those unknown
that shared their life abound
To make God's name be known
To every soul lurking around.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 9, 2008

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