Cynthia BuhainBaello

Gold Star - 9,109 Points (November 17,1949 / Manila, Philippines)

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow - Poem by Cynthia BuhainBaello

Man, a puny, finite creature,
Has but a breath of life.
His logic is trifling, unsure-
His strength bound in strife.
Here today, tomorrow gone.
Flesh, like all matter, decays.
Forever's not meant for anyone,
Man lives a set time of days.
Yet loud is his boastful Pride
Vain is his moment's laughter.
True as the heaven's far and wide-
No man, however strong, lives forever.

Cynthia Buhain-Baello~~~02.18.15

'You have made my days a mere handbreadth;
the span of my years is as nothing before you.
Each man's life is but a breath.'
PSALM 39: 5

Topic(s) of this poem: life

Form: Elegy

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  • Captain Herbert Poetry (3/20/2015 8:37:00 PM)

    Superb and a wonderful kind of poem (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 8, 2015

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