R.S. Mallari

Who is the Crazy One?-Song

Homeless on bench

A laughing crazy man brags
He owns the sun and the moon
Another sleeps on riches
But in his chest hidden
Only sins can be found

A crazy man sings an empty song
It’ll make your head turn and say, he’s dumb
A religious man, he knows of another song
he prays the whole day, yet he lies more often

Who’s more noble?
Who’s the real insane?
Who’s the lucky one?
Who’s asking for mercy?
Is it the one who was born with disability?

His clothing all but like a rag
Complimenting his deranged mind
There is a guy dressed with jewelries and gems
But with skin of a snake when naked

Who’s more noble?
Who’s the real insane?
Who’s the lucky one?
Who’s asking for mercy?
Is it the one who was born with disability?

We find it funny when he acts stupid
For we see him as only the crazy one
But if we will be judged at the same time
In the eyes of God he is more holy

Who’s more noble?
Who’s the real insane?
Who’s the lucky one?
Who’s asking for mercy?
Is it the one who was born with disability?

Now tell me, who, who is it
Who is it?

Who is it?
Who is the real crazy one?

A rough translation of the song "Sino Ang Baliw" Composed by Elizabeth Barcelona

R.S. Mallari

About R.S. Mallari

Through poetry I am trying to break the barriers of ethnicity, cultures and even beliefs for we humans have the same emotions, the same desires and aspirations. We may differ in colors, in language, and food that we eat yet we are still living under the same sun, swimming and sailing on the same seas and sleeping under the same stars.

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