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Heart Of Deceit
CER (27th March 1990 / Singapore)

Heart Of Deceit

Poem By Christian Eliab Ratnam

The tranquility of a river,
My heart could not deliver.
The cry of pain,
My heart averted in vain.

A child's dancing feet,
My heart did consider a feat.
But all things evil,
My heart did consider civil.

All the good in life,
My heart did consider vice.
All the bad therein,
My heart did not consider sin.

Oh the vile in man's heart,
Even the heart with it can't part.
Oh the good in man's conscience,
Even the heart considers it nonsense.

Copyright © Christian Eliab Ratnam 2012
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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I wrote this poem based on this verse which can be found in the Bible: Jeremiah 17: 9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?


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