Nikki Giovanni

(June 7, 1943 / Knoxville, Tennessee)

Balances


In life
one is always
balancing
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  • Rookie - 711 Points Michelle Claus (9/12/2014 4:33:00 PM)

    Wow! I love this. I admire the various examples of balance-maneuvers... ultimately using balance as a psychological defense against relational insecurity - stroke of brilliance. I'm feeling inspired. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,704 Points Terry Craddock (9/12/2014 3:55:00 AM)

    Life has various checks balances, beware false weights false values, and truly valuable assets experiences friends, not valued wisely; not appreciated until lost 10+ (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 37,500 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (9/12/2014 2:57:00 AM)

    Balancing is a natural phenomena we should not forget (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,665 Points Wahab Abdul (12/5/2013 7:57:00 AM)

    nice poem.. i like it... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 855 Points Jasbir Chatterjee (9/13/2012 12:11:00 AM)

    you are right, Nikki...everything balances out in the end... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ladawn Trice (3/16/2012 7:55:00 AM)

    lovely.... life is a balance... everything is a balance... even pain (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Clara Odelia Ciutara (2/22/2012 1:01:00 AM)

    i love this poem. so deeply written with truth in every words penned.. great poem! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Joanne Norvell (9/4/2009 9:33:00 PM)

    Deep! I am truly feelin' these words... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 27 Points Erhard Hans Josef Lang (4/27/2008 11:09:00 PM)

    This is really a wonderful poem! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 2 Points Chris Mendros (3/21/2007 4:59:00 PM)

    this is insanely beautiful in its simplicity. That old classic profit/loss consideration of a relationship, quietly slipped into her environment. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Natasha Ashwe (7/25/2006 8:25:00 AM)

    Balancing, making choices, one over the other, what this life is about. The last part gave me a chill. It's so sad when the person you love chooses to become a wrong one.
    This poem is more sensible than lovely, more wise than beautiful. It's a dart that goes straight to the heart. (Report) Reply



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