Treasure Island

Yehoshua Shim'onai

(Sept.12,1993 / Angono, Rizal)

A Salvation Story (Part I & II)


I.
Once I saw myself sitting on my castle‘s throne -
In my heart’s realm, lording over my life alone –
Reigned in a kingdom which’s only a n illusion,
King of the self of mine but the slave of my own!

I slumbered from the truth – I’m only a captive!
Slave of pride, in prison of my ego I live
Being a slave of this throne, I am so passive;
I’m bound on this filthy castle and I can’t leave!

This is not a castle at all but a dungeon!
In this castle of my life I am imprisoned -
Feeling like a king of my own failing reason,
But blinded by my painful hallucination!

II.
To a sinful life I’ve sold myself like a slave
And being naïve went to the Prison of Grave;
From my unrighteousness, myself I can’t save;
From the Lord’s holiness, I’m totally deprived!

His wrath was upon me, for I was a sinner
His judgment’s ‘gainst me, for I was a dirt-bearer
His glory’s withdrawn from me, being transgressor
For my sin, I was sep’rated from the Master!

So I cried freedom to the Lord of Creation
And to the God Almighty, I cried redemption;
From my sinful living, I asked for salvation,
That He may deliver me from my transgressions!

Submitted: Sunday, April 24, 2011
Edited: Monday, January 02, 2012

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A Salvation Story (Part I & II) by Yehoshua Shim'onai )

Enter the verification code :

  • Mohammad Akmal Nazir (4/24/2011 5:48:00 AM)

    Liked the poem which is full of pathetic feelings.
    Great imagery and beautiful style.
    Nice write.
    Thanks for sharing......
    Please read my new poems. (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. A beloved Just Like The Moon, A Beloved .., Bijay Kant Dubey
  2. Venting with Vengeance, Nalini Chaturvedi
  3. The drowned emigrants, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  4. Life is open, hasmukh amathalal
  5. Poetry Court, Dean Meredith
  6. OBSTINACY, Satish Verma
  7. Rooftop Stronghold, Von Kimball Barney
  8. On Your Birthday, How Many Birds Did You.., Bijay Kant Dubey
  9. One Day I Will Not Be-II, Bijay Kant Dubey
  10. The Hermit At Outermost House, Sylvia Plath

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Louis Stevenson

AT last she comes, O never more
In this dear patience of my pain
To leave me lonely as before,
Or leave my soul alone again.... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  5. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  6. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  7. At Last She Comes, Robert Louis Stevenson
  8. If, Rudyard Kipling
  9. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  10. Dreams, Langston Hughes

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]