Obinna Kenechukwu Eruchie

(4th June 1976 / Benin)

Can Beauty Remain Beauty?


Can beauty remain beauty without light?
No beauty survives without light in sight
To endure the pangs sharp of age in flight,
For fair with folly dead plunges at night.

When beauty blooms into beauty divine,
Showered with wisdom married to light to shine,
To border of no ending on the line,
Lifted is beauty's life onto cloud nine.

Life valued more in thought than gold man eyes,
Beats thrones, castles held in esteem that dies.

Vessels with covetousness, wrath, spite, lust, pride,
Greed, sloth do sink into oblivion wide.

Life is nature, who stores light in sublime.
Such beauty saved as truth lives on with time.

Submitted: Monday, May 18, 2009
Edited: Wednesday, July 08, 2009

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  • Alison Cassidy (9/17/2009 6:11:00 PM)

    A lovely poem. The light of awareness must shine in order for beauty to be perceived as beautiful and this very lyrical poem shares that truth with honesty and charm. Love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (Report) Reply

  • Beauty Philosophy (9/11/2009 6:13:00 AM)

    A well crafted poem and thought-provoking too...it puts into question the criteria of beauty. Voted 10! (Report) Reply

  • dr veenaa rai (7/5/2009 11:59:00 PM)

    beauty is what beauty does...our experiences make the beauty in us shine forth. nice poetry (Report) Reply

  • Young Poet (7/5/2009 8:07:00 PM)

    this is good...i write sonnets as well, and i know how hard it is to its structural limitaTions. good job, although i believe some lines sound a little bit off,

    Life valued more in thought than gold man eyes,
    Beats thrones, castles held in esteem that dies.

    but you did a great job nailing that freakin' rhyme scheme! gogogogogogo! (Report) Reply

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