Declamation Piece “Vengeance Is Not Ours, It’s God’s”

| September 7, 2009 | 93 Comments

Alms, alms, alms. Spare me a piece of bread. Spare me your mercy.  I am a child so young, so thin, and so ragged.Why are you staring at me?  With my eyes I cannot see but I know that you are all staring at me. Why are you whispering to one another? Why? Do you know my mother? Do you know my father? Did you know me five years ago?

Yes, five years of bitterness have passed. I can still remember the vast happiness mother and I shared with each other. We were very happy indeed.

Suddenly, five loud knocks were heard on the door and a deep silence ensued. Did the cruel Nippon’s discover our peaceful home? Mother ran to Father’s side pleading. “Please, Luis, hide in the cellar, there in the cellar where they cannot find you,” I pulled my father’s arm but he did not move. It seemed as though his feet were glued to the floor.

The door went “bang” and before us five ugly beasts came barging in. “Are you Captain Luis Santos?” roared the ugliest of them all. “Yes,” said my father. “You are under arrest,” said one of the beasts. They pulled father roughly away from us. Father was not given a chance to bid us goodbye.

We followed them mile after mile. We were hungry and thirsty. We saw group of Japanese eating. Oh, how our mouths watered seeing the delicious fruits they were eating,

Then suddenly, we heard a voice call, “Consuelo. . . . Oscar. . . . Consuelo. . . . Oscar. . . . Consuelo. . . . Oscar. . . .” we ran towards the direction of the voice, but it was too late. We saw father hanging on a tree. . . . dead. Oh, it was terrible. He had been badly beaten before he died. . . . and I cried vengeance, vengeance, vengeance! Everything went black. The next thing I knew I was nursing my poor invalid mother.

One day, we heard the church bell ringing “ding-dong, ding-dong!” It was a sign for us to find a shelter in our hide-out, but I could not leave my invalid mother, I tried to show her the way to the hide-out.

Suddenly, bombs started falling; airplanes were roaring overhead, canyons were firing from everywhere. “Boom, boom, boom, boom!” Mother was hit. Her legs were shattered into pieces. I took her gently in my arms and cried, “I’ll have vengeance, vengeance!” “No, Oscar. Vengeance, it’s God’s,” said mother.

But I cried out vengeance. I was like a pent-up volcano. “Vengeance is mine not the Lord’s”. “No, Oscar. Vengeance is not ours, it’s God’s” these were the words from my mother before she died.

Mother was dead and I was blind. Vengeance is not ours? To forgive is divine but vengeance is sweeter.  That was five years ago, five years. . . .

Alms, alms, alms. Spare me a piece of bread. Spare me your mercy. I am a child so young, so thin, and so ragged. Vengeance is not ours, it’s God’s. . . . It’s. . . . God’s. . It’s…


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  1. sana lang po maging maayos dasloy ng trapico sa bansa
    ……..

  2. sana po hindi na matuloy divorece bill

  3. h-hi…..uh….i-i’m new here s-so i…uh….i wish people would be nice here…(ohw! i’m such a terrible commeter!) uh…o-oh by the way i’m japanese here…kon’nichiwa,mina! <3!!!

  4. btw….hope u’ll like me! (loves u all my kissing ya jk)
    -smiles and giggles- ehhe…uh…s-so be careful in sites ,okey? they might be a robbers in a site!. <3

  5. oswald says:

    it’s a good piece

  6. -shugo_chara_lover- says:

    it’s a good piece! what is this world war 2? ^_^

  7. My name is Waht?? says:

    i love this masterpiece! :D

  8. SilentMaiden_13 says:

    I remembered a classmate of mine reciting this piece onto our stage!!! :D it was awesome!!!

  9. kimmy says:

    this piece brought me my stardom in school..

  10. john michael arevalo says:

    wwewwwwwwwwwwwz

  11. BHAII JONA says:

    I LIKE THIS PIECE SO MUCH

  12. elnora says:

    i love this piece…..a young girl really wanted to avenge for her parents…

  13. elnora says:

    Vengeance is really a winning piece…..

  14. Mj Reyes says:

    My classmate do this but she not finished at last …

  15. Sammy says:

    oh my schoolmate recited this in our coronation night.he was relly good :)

  16. CL says:

    its cool. i will tke this for our declamation comp.

  17. bhEa says:

    i dont know how to declaire this declaration .. it’s hard for me to act .. :(

  18. bhEa says:

    i dont know how to act this declaration .. it’s hard for me to act .. :(

  19. PauLO says:

    anu to ?
    joke ????

  20. ryan says:

    umm elnora oscar is a boy

  21. Lala says:

    I feel kind of Pity for the her parents and her its like they lost everything I cant even imagin myself in her life.

  22. Lala says:

    I feel pity for her i could not imagin my life if it was like that

  23. Lala says:

    :( :( :( He life is filled with confusions especially when she lost everything. :( :( and it cant make me :) with that can of life she is living at least it did not even exist…… :)

  24. hannah joy barbz says:

    hi!!!!!!!1how are you??????????i hope that u post more of it bec. i know that there are some people who needs your declamation piece ……..tnks a lot of it…….ur the best………………♦♦♦♦

  25. joe says:

    So very nice

  26. Elyzer says:

    it was great! i remember that piece performed by 4 contenders of our school..

  27. j.s.b. says:

    …,i love this declamation …
    ///i want to perform this when we have a competition in school . .
    …>>>its hard for me but try my best????jejejeje,,,

  28. keronzki says:

    this declamation is very inspiring indeed…

    actually the messages of this declamation piece is true and very touching…

    when I saw my classmates performing this piece i’m very convinced on her performance not only to her performance but to the piece that she reciting…

    and it’s that Vengeance is not us it’s God’s…

  29. assaain says:

    yup…beautiful..touching…

  30. kelvin says:

    sa wakas nakaraos na rin ng declamation peace sa english, kakakaba!!

  31. MariElLa B. says:

    This is an awesome declamation .. But I don’t know how to act this ???

  32. Sana matapos na ang mga kalamidad sa ating bansa. para umunlad naman tayo..

  33. nhinz says:

    this was once my piece when i was in college and i love it so much…

  34. chamverlyn says:

    nice performance … kame dn qqwin nmen yan ee ,, thanks for the idea

  35. ariane says:

    .. this is so sad .. his father kill with the soldiers .. oh god .. this is so awesome . i remember my friend that is reciting that piece in the day of english month . but now were not friend we are enemy . i dont her attitude

  36. babyT says:

    to bhEa. read the words, feel it between the lines and feel like you are oscar, thats how to start and you willl be the best. Also his a he, Oscar is the son, Consuelo the mother. Capt Luis called them before he died.

  37. babyT says:

    to bhEa. read the words, feel it between the lines and feel like you are oscar, thats how to start and you willl be the best. Also his a he, Oscar is the son, Consuelo the mother. Capt Luis called them before he died.

  38. Troll guy says:

    le cup of tea sitting on your side

  39. Troll guy says:

    I sipped it…..someone stranger coming in your house :D

  40. I Love This Declamation :) ))

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