Matthias Pantaleon

(August 24,1984 / Oronija Island, Nigeria)

Don't Pay Evil For Evil


I forgive you for the sins against my mother
Whereas you have repented of all evil therein
I bear no grudge against thy dropping jaw
At youth you have been a pain to my family

For times changes yesterday, I overlook your faults
You cast shadows that are dark with lonely silhouette
I will be foolish to run you over with my sword
When vengeance is of the lord and not mine

In the end age leaves us vulnerable with illness
Sickness that are worsen with time badly spend
I forgive you now as I never wish to add to your misery
But leave you in the good hands of nemesis

The sins of our youthful era has untold consequence
Whereas old age is a moment for sober reflection as a wasteful youth

Submitted: Thursday, April 24, 2014
Edited: Friday, April 25, 2014

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  • Akhtar Jawad (5/15/2014 10:33:00 PM)

    Two lines in Urdu (my mother tongue) , by a poet I don't remember his name: -
    Adol-o-Insaf quimat pe hi mauquf nahin...Zindagi khud bhi gunahon ki saza deti hay.
    (Justice is not only pending till the day of judgement- Life also punishes for the sins)
    An amazing poem. (Report) Reply

  • Herbert Guitang (4/24/2014 10:40:00 PM)

    I voted and rated 10. Wonderful message. Hope all can see on this poem.
    Thank you


    Please comment on my simple poems (Report) Reply

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