Ency Bearis

' Chop Suey (Odds and Ends) '

you gathered all
the power of your body
and spirits
the skills
the talents
the guts
the patiences
the prayers
mixed them all
and cooked them
like chop suey
to beat the odds of life
to make life's good
but still
can never understand
why life and God
has disparity
except maybe from your loved ones
or maybe from your soul mate

Submitted: Thursday, June 03, 2010
Edited: Monday, June 14, 2010

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Comments about this poem (' Chop Suey (Odds and Ends) ' by Ency Bearis )

  • Rookie - 182 Points Karen Sinclair (10/17/2012 2:44:00 AM)

    Loved how you flicked through the words with the skill of a chef chopping pon a board.... this was a joy to read...tyvm karen (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 86 Points Nivedita Bagchi SPC UK (6/13/2010 3:26:00 PM)

    ‘except maybe from you loved ones/or maybe from your soul mate’…they bring solace and add balm to sore…excellent diction
    Ms. Nivedita
    10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,336 Points Pranab K Chakraborty (6/3/2010 6:39:00 AM)

    Beautiful. Just as taking a breath I finish reading the writing at once. Perhaps poet also has finished this poem this way. No strain of creation is their. but touches the deep.

    Apoet Bangla (Report) Reply

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