Obinna Kenechukwu Eruchie

On Its Two Sides

DARK SIDE
Frustrated I descend
With head to the ground.
Switched on for heaven
Is the dream,
For in aura missing
Is the bliss.

What so fierce
As the coal violent?
What with pain wicked,
To the rose, equivalent?

Love I touch
By its thorns stormy,
So in grief I breathe,
In distress to perceive,
As my heart with light
Cloudy,
Shrinks to cry.

BRIGHT SIDE
Gratified I ascend
With head to the sky.
Switched off for heaven
Is the dream,
For in aura showing
Is the bliss.

What so mild
As the snow silent?
What with pleasure kind,
To the rose, equivalent?

Love I touch
By its petals calm,
So in joy I breathe,
In comfort to perceive,
As my heart with light
Sunny,
Grows to laugh.

Poem Submitted: Sunday, August 16, 2009
Poem Edited: Monday, May 30, 2011

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  • Charles Mthembu (9/3/2009 3:18:00 AM)

    brilliant poem and the last stanza just made me scribble again. nicely expressed ten plus

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  • T S (8/30/2009 4:08:00 AM)

    Very graphic and well penned
    10 plus
    Tracy

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  • Indira Babbellapati (8/27/2009 12:47:00 AM)

    the binaries we carry within us...reads good, eruchie!

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  • Larry Megazzi (8/24/2009 12:40:00 PM)

    Very clever. I like the presentation and setup. Good poem.

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  • David Kowalczyk (8/24/2009 9:51:00 AM)

    Thanks for alerting me about this wonderful poem. It is particularly relevant to my own life at this time, and it lifted my spirit greatly.

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  • Prashant ShauryaPrashant Shaurya (8/24/2009 3:51:00 AM)

    good bro...
    kudos to your phillosophy..
    it applies to life..
    its like success followed by struggle

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  • Myrtle ThomasMyrtle Thomas (8/23/2009 2:40:00 PM)

    Very insightful poem of the two sides to life.I love how you went fro dark to light as the real life is manifest this way. A great inspiring read, well penned

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  • Marcia Schechinger (8/23/2009 7:38:00 AM)

    Wonderful verse of the two sides of feelings. Great use of images - dark as ground/ light as rose petals. For every dark day, a lighter day is coming very inspiring verse. :)

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  • Ravi SathasivamRavi Sathasivam (8/23/2009 3:17:00 AM)

    Good presentation of two sides.
    Nice poem and well penned too.
    Wisdom is shown greatly.
    Enjoyed reading it

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  • Karin Anderson (sorry can't vote or comment) . (8/23/2009 1:15:00 AM)

    How creatively you show the two sides of choice and falling and rising to our negative and positive experiences. I also feel in death your philosophy applies as well. To go to the love and light and not
    linger in negativity is the way to go, I believe. A poem full of wisdom so excellently written. 10 love Karin

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  • Luna Conley (8/22/2009 8:51:00 PM)

    Wow this was great. Thank you for the read!

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  • Lycko Chizo (8/22/2009 7:13:00 PM)

    Very nice finely written. I hope I can write as magnificient as this. Wonderful portrayal of reality of life- ups and down. Oh briliant poet this is such a masterpiece! So 10!

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  • Jason P. (8/22/2009 4:55:00 PM)

    a great work of art that describes the two sides of life the ups and downs
    great job!

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  • Appleblossoms 2009 (8/22/2009 12:47:00 PM)

    i agree with you that sorrow and joy will constantly be the companions of love.
    good free verse of poetry....
    cheers!

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  • Thomas Brown (8/22/2009 10:57:00 AM)

    I love it, it has some real rhythm. Thank you for sharing.

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  • Anna DeVine (8/22/2009 9:14:00 AM)

    'On Its Two Sides ' is defined with accuracy as the Poem's consensus is bound to a sanguinely sort of feller, and with the antagonists’ tale skiving towards Self-Motivational Poetry, the picture I got upon reading this was that of an impetus beyond the Gallows sort.
    In this it did indeed prove as being keen and with a fair share of originality to boot.

    Yet with the frustrated Protagonist, who I must add served quite fitting as a forerunner in being descendent upon morbid supremacy, what this verse brought to mind when reading was the story of Persephone; who, in being told as mythopoeic, was youth, sun, warmth, yet her death was the quenching of a bonfire in the middle of the Sahara.
    And to me at least, I can see this Poem highly correlating to reality's faux-pas relationship in the 'real reality'- and tho' most certainly did try, I still cannot argue as to this.

    Now, I won't relegate flow, rhymes ‘n’ all that, cos I can see you're pretty much lauded out on that aspect already...hehe.

    Therefore I'll only say the exemplum here was authentic and succeeded in being both mythical and real.

    Cool verse, one of which I jolly enjoyed knockin' around me head fer a spell.

    Keep well,

    'Anna

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  • Meggie GultianoMeggie Gultiano (8/22/2009 9:05:00 AM)

    perfect presentation of two sides.A nice write indeed.And thanks, Obinna for sharing.

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  • Mohammed AlbalushiMohammed Albalushi (8/22/2009 4:41:00 AM)

    well write dear Obinna, thanks for shring

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  • Enitan Onikoyi (8/21/2009 3:28:00 PM)

    Obina, the poem is well written and thoughtful too.

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  • ~ Jon London ~ (8/21/2009 12:32:00 PM)

    Obinna my friend...your poetry continues to shine with each new piece...there's a vision that opens the minds eye to your wisdom.. a great share for every reader with this brilliantly penned poem...your work is excellent....keep them coming my friend....10+++++

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