Cynthia Onukwugha


Ode To Life And Death - Poem by Cynthia Onukwugha

To breathe
To laugh
To tear
To cry

Mother’s kisses
And father’s hugs
Sisters’ talks and
Brother’s cries
Day and night
For fourteen years

I remember when I was down
I said to myself and made me happy

Ode to water, ode to food
Ode to me, and ode to you
Most of all,
Ode to life, and ode to death.
Life.
Live it. Love it. Enjoy it while you can.
Death.
Stop it. Look back. Regret it you know you can.

TICK TOCK. TICK TOCK.
Time is ticking, hurry up and make your move
I did what I had to do
Now…IT’S YOUR TURN! !


Comments about Ode To Life And Death by Cynthia Onukwugha

  • Rookie Joshua Forrest (2/19/2010 12:29:00 PM)

    LOL THIS POEM IS SOOOO HILARIOUS! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Cynthia Onukwugha (6/13/2009 12:28:00 AM)

    thank you and good luck with your poems! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 6 Points Anthony Han (6/1/2009 7:45:00 PM)

    I found your poem very nice, I saw it while looking for published poems to put onto my poetry assignment, course crediting you. Just from searching for odes I stumbled upon this site and signed up, haha I just created a account and i will think about posting poems I done in the past and now, nice poem! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Emily Core (5/3/2009 9:23:00 PM)

    death is not alway a bad thing but still good poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Elaine Oxamendi Vicet (1/22/2009 1:22:00 PM)

    Great use of imagery. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Micheal Udenyi (12/27/2008 12:15:00 PM)

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    this is good.
    good use of poetic devices
    especially imagery (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jagannath rao Adukuri (12/9/2008 12:07:00 AM)

    nice ending, cynthia: God bless you (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Krista Churchill (12/8/2008 7:47:00 PM)

    Very powerful ending.. Nicely done..


    ~Krista~ (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 7, 2008