Treasure Island

Obed dela Cruz

(October 18,1995 / Marikina City)

Be Humble Even In Your Greatness

Be humble
Even in your greatness.
Be noble
Even if in you own the stars.

For in order to have the prize,
You must be humble to pay the price.
Your stars will not last forever.
Your crowns will not surely endure.

Yes, you may even have trophies
But it is not an excuse
To live a life being humble,
To be more than noble.

My friend, they whose pride
Is greater than what is right
Have already bought a home
In the hell’s zone.

They who boast of their riches
And are drunkards of foolishness
Have already perished
But I pray that they’ll be restored and not just punished.

They who forgot that they are humans
Are those whose pride reached the heavens
But they must be reminded
That they escape from being dread.

Let no one
Reach the sun
And burn there
And leave earth’s goodness forever.

My friend,
Be humble even in your greatness.

Submitted: Saturday, September 05, 2009
Edited: Sunday, June 19, 2011

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  • Allemagne Roßmann (8/27/2010 4:54:00 AM)

    Your stars will not last forever.
    Your crowns will not surely endure.

    Very well written.Unfathomable simply.
    Do read my RED on page 2 (Report) Reply

  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (11/6/2009 6:10:00 PM)

    Be humble
    Even in your greatness.
    Be noble
    Even if in you own the stars..what an assertion in saying si. one becomes great evenshow little humbleness.. it increses its greaness..lovely poem and i wiould love you come outmany more in this way...i liked it very much...kudo to your efforts.....10

    red mine making sense....miss i miss you....a place called home (Report) Reply

  • Adeline Foster (9/5/2009 12:36:00 PM)

    Sorry you feel that some one would wish to own this poem.
    Changes needed are: 4th line- you probably meant to say,
    even 'if' you own the stars.
    4th verse you say,
    But it is not an excuse
    To live a life of being humble.
    I should think that it is a reason for being humble.
    The thought in the poem is very good and these typos only mar the presentation not the intent.
    Adeline (Report) Reply

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