The Cross - English Poem

Jun 17, 2009


Worn down by burden but with an unyielding hope,

She carries the cross of her unjust life

Still her perpetual belief in righteousness barely fades

The journey is incessant

Forlorn, frayed she travels

Demons of the past haunt her soul

Questioning her very existence 

An infantile girl she used to be

In days of agony

She would still smile bravely 

But then came the bend she never expected

Volubly and bodily, emotionally and spiritually

Her soul, her life, her youth and purity

Were mercilessly exploited 

Bruised with incurable scars

Like a fallen angel she wept

Matured to a woman as years went by

The girl in her still cried at night

And maybe when her redeemer comes by

She’ll emancipate the past

And bury her agonizing cross at last.

by Lynn Ann Lobo - Mumbai
19-year-old Lynn Ann Lobo, who studied in Kuwait and finished her 12th CBSE board examination from the Indian Community School, Salmiya is currently studying in the Third Year of the Bachelor of Mass Media in St. Andrew’s college, Mumbai

She has written various articles and poems, some of which have already featured earlier in

She was inspired to write the poem ‘The Cross’ after hearing a rape victim’s account on a reality TV show

‘We are all pencils in the hand of God’. This quote of Mother Theresa is her greatest inspiration and she hopes she can be at least a tiny pencil by sharing her thoughts with you people through her articles.
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Comment on this article

  • Rita Peters, Mumbai/New York USA

    Sat, Jun 20 2009

    Congratulation Lynn, Keep up the good work. May God Bless you to continue writing your thoughts thro peom.

  • oliver machado, Udupi. Muscat

    Sat, Jun 20 2009

    Dear Lynn Ann, Your ingenious effusion of poetry at your tender age is a talent of great splendour. God Bless You abundantly.

  • The Cross - English Poem, Francis, Pangala

    Fri, Jun 19 2009

    very nicly dicribed, the thoughts of a girl, good to see your in future in text books

  • Carol, US

    Fri, Jun 19 2009

    Very nice Lynn. Loved it and keep it up. You have an extraordinary talent


    Fri, Jun 19 2009

    Hi Lynn, Very touching. Undoubtfully a great piece. Precisely written and creeping deep, remorse, feelings. Nice work. Many more to expect from you.

  • Anand Dsilva, Dubai

    Fri, Jun 19 2009

    It is very difficult to judge whether you have written the poem out of genuine sympathy to the rape victim or use this as a platform to test your skills.

  • Milton Lewis, Kallianpur/Udipi

    Fri, Jun 19 2009

    Congratulations Lyn, Keep this spirit. God given talent.

  • Celine, Muscat

    Fri, Jun 19 2009

    Congrats Lynn. Excellent and touching song. May God inspire more and more young buds to come up and witness as we find our redemption only through that cross where our Saviour hung.

  • Vijay, Bangalore

    Thu, Jun 18 2009

    Very nice Lynn. All the best.

  • Wilfred J. Lewis, Matpady-Brahmavar/ Manhattan-New York USA

    Thu, Jun 18 2009

    Poem narrates agony and silent sufferings yet victim is hopeful of obtaining justice. Nicely written, congratulations Lynn.

  • Rudolph Sequeira, Mangalore/Toronto, Canada

    Thu, Jun 18 2009

    Congrats Lynn on the Poem "The Cross" When we bear our daily cross and carry it along with Jesus, offering along with His sufferings, it will not be a cross but a blessing from above. These trials and sufferings are our time of purification that washes our sins through the blood of Jesus. My desire to read more of your articles and Poems on this site. Good luck in your studies as well as well as in your spiritual journey.

  • Vncent Rodrigues(Gig), Bajal / Dubai

    Thu, Jun 18 2009


  • Arun, Manipal

    Thu, Jun 18 2009

    Wow its have a equal strenght like Brecht poem....keep it up....

  • Faraz, Kuwait

    Thu, Jun 18 2009

    Dear Lynn, Hi I have great respect and admiration for your knowledge, character and willingness to put your reputation on the line to get the truth out there. I think, with your credentials, you''re encouraging others to speak up before it''s too late and this is absolutely wonderful. You did a great job with your poem. I''am so impressed with your work Keep up the good work. Good luck and May God bless You!! Best Wishes Syed Faraz Hussain Kuwait

  • Salvador Noronha, Omzoor/Mumbai

    Thu, Jun 18 2009

    Hats off to you Lynn, for the wonderful poem. We can feel the pain & grife one suppers for somebody eleses fun. We Daiji world readers would like to read more more Articles from you. God bless you. Salu Noronha (Santacruze)

  • Amarnath Bantwal, Australia

    Thu, Jun 18 2009

    All the best Lynn One small piece of advice, do choose your words carefully in verse as you have very little to play with...Am not sure what an Infantile girl means... All the best

  • Lancy, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 18 2009

    Very touching. Good achievement at this age. Hats off to you. Keep it up. Wish you all the best.

  • Eric, Mumbai/ Perth

    Thu, Jun 18 2009

    You feel and you care. It''s evident in your poem. May God bless you.

  • Sunil , Mumbai ( Kuwait )

    Thu, Jun 18 2009

    Dear Lynn, it was nice and very touching.

  • godwin, dubai

    Wed, Jun 17 2009

    Just loved it!

  • Austin Prabhu, Nanthur/Chicago

    Wed, Jun 17 2009

    Wonderful poem Lynn, keep on writing. Wish you all the best in your future endeavors!

  • Jane Tauro, Mangalore, U.S.A

    Wed, Jun 17 2009

    Profound! hats off to you for pondering on a victim''s pain/sentiments! Not many can put themselves in others shoes & think. So much to learn from you young lady! Good luck & May God bless you!

  • A.D''Cunha Shenoy, Mangaluru

    Wed, Jun 17 2009

    Very captivating words and theme Lynn Ann. May your pencil inspire people young and old. Very touching and beautiful writing indeed.

  • Elvira, Rome (Italy)

    Wed, Jun 17 2009

    God Bless you Lynn and for your human and spiritual sensitivity... May you continue to be ''a pencil in God''s hand''.. writing thus the letter of God''s love and dignity of every human being, in the hearts of our brothers and sisters of the human family...

  • JAKK, Kuwait

    Wed, Jun 17 2009

    Very touching poem Lynn. May God bless the work of your hands. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. (Mathew 5:7)

  • Rohit Bharati, Dehi/Mumbai

    Wed, Jun 17 2009

    Emotions at their best. Too good for a 19 year old. You have a long way to go girl, keep up the good work. God bless you. All the best :)

  • Stanley Noronha, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Wed, Jun 17 2009

    Excellent poem. You got a great gift of writing. Keep writing. Use your talent to the fullest. God bless.

  • lera, maglore/abu dhabi

    Wed, Jun 17 2009

    very nicely written you have such good talent u can go to and publish your poems

  • Emmy Lobo, Bondel, Mangalore /IC Colony, Borivali(W), Mumbai-400 103

    Wed, Jun 17 2009

    Excellent Poem. I enjoyed & it is very touching. May God Bless You.

  • Jennifer D''souza, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Wed, Jun 17 2009

    Well written. You really have a unique talent for poetry.Look forward to your future poems. All the Best

  • Joy Rodrigues, Pune

    Wed, Jun 17 2009

    Nice Poem. very evocative. we need such Poems to bring awareness. keep it up


    Wed, Jun 17 2009

    Nice poem and very touching. Wish you all the Best . Keep Writing. God Bless you dear Lynn.

  • Rosy,, Chickmangalour/Salmiya

    Wed, Jun 17 2009

    Great Poem Lynn Ann wish you all the Best in your Future Keep Writing God Bless you.

  • Laly Mathew, Kuwait

    Wed, Jun 17 2009

    Hi lynn May god bless u and facilitate u to inscribe more & more beautiful poems. anyway this was really a mind throbbing one.

  • Trisha, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 17 2009

    Its really good . very touching .

  • Melanie , Mumbai/Kuwait

    Wed, Jun 17 2009

    Hey Lynn, loved the poem, very have captured the emotions of one who has gone through such hell so poignantly...keep writing

  • Lawrence D Souza , Karkala / Nakre - Oman

    Wed, Jun 17 2009

    Excellent I enjoyed on your nice poem May god bless you to continue on your pleasure

  • Silvia, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 17 2009

    Very well done Lynn, great theme and great effort. God bless you in your future.

  • shanthi, Mangalore/Mct

    Wed, Jun 17 2009

    Nice poem. Wish you all the best.

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