Nikki Giovanni

(June 7, 1943 / Knoxville, Tennessee)

Balances - Poem by Nikki Giovanni

In life
one is always
balancing
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Comments about Balances by Nikki Giovanni

  • Gold Star - 13,477 Points Terry Craddock (6/4/2015 5:17:00 PM)

    Life Checks Balances Wisely Weighted

    Life has various checks balances
    beware false weights false values
    truly valuable assets experiences friends

    not valued wisely
    not appreciated until lost
    not held in esteem

    experiences are part of the fabric of our souls
    true friends enrich share journeys in our lives
    sow peace love harmony wisdom into our minds


    Copyright © Terence George Craddock
    Inspired by the poem 'Balances' by Nikki Giovanni.
    Dedicated to Nikki Giovanni. (Report) Reply

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,054 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

  • Gold Star - 13,477 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 - 39,733 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (9/12/2014 2:57:00 AM)

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

  • Silver Star - 3,824 Points Wahab Abdul (12/5/2013 7:57:00 AM)

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

  • Bronze Star - 2,466 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 - 32 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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