Obinna Kenechukwu Eruchie

Turnabout

Have eyed dire a life packed with storms.
Wildly, money whisked in air-vast sums,
Pains my home with intense heart drums.

All but tears, my wife flooding alone.
To my kids, I’m of tramp-trash tone.
Love to light them ought to be shown.

To discard not my heart-dear ones,
Must stamp a stop to gambling runs,
Must exit out those gulping funs.

Life adrift I have dwelled, I burn.
To a life spring-solaced, I turn.
Sun-living with my home, I earn.

Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 14, 2009
Poem Edited: Saturday, July 9, 2011

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  • Obinna Eruchie (1/20/2010 7:06:00 AM)

    Apoet Bangla (12/28/2009 11: 33: 00 PM)

    sun-living with my home, I earn.
    yes, this smart utterance we need every sphere of life today.
    it proves poetry is the man-made art. reality dominates the emotions but yet its aesthetical height is so tall perhaps touches the mysterious imaginative world of life-beyond.

    want your more writing so smart and so singular dear poet and remember always 'Sun lives with your Home, You earn'.

    Apoet Bangla-29/12/09

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  • Joey Valenzuela (11/16/2009 10:23:00 PM)

    family must ones best thing to have.....
    more than the vices....

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  • Swatimalya Chattopadhyay (11/12/2009 4:30:00 AM)

    Sometimes we get carried away by little bit impulsive activities at the expense of some family responsibilities at times, but ultimately get back to our realization and amend the things for the better.The poem is a good reflection of realization and family devotion.Very nice.

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  • Shannon Monroe (11/10/2009 12:12:00 PM)

    wow.... that is all i can say!
    good poem... thamk you for sharing it with us! ! !

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  • Catrina Heart (11/9/2009 5:26:00 PM)

    Life adrift I have dwelled, I burn.
    To a life spring-solaced, I turn.
    Sun-living with my home, I earn.
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    wonderful flow of poetic words here...just so lovely and full of emotions...Great piece!

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  • Noel Horlanda (11/9/2009 1:12:00 AM)

    after all those stormy experience in life, you realized to turn about, to get back and start all over again and this time it has to be good. Nice and excellent write, I like it.

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  • Antonio Liao (11/8/2009 6:32:00 PM)

    a package of reality wonders our deep emotion of existence.... a very
    perfect deeply rooted life experienced..... my heart dismay and my soul
    wonder..... such turmoil of life ponders every heart to say a sweet goodbye....
    oh! my God why have you forsaken me.......thank you my friend...... all
    have different lapses and encounter of life what we call the fullest of life....
    God bless....an excellent poem...a Star and a 10 +++++++++

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  • Chitra - (11/8/2009 10:07:00 AM)

    power packed...indelible in tone! loaded with inpsiration

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  • Raj Nandy (11/7/2009 9:50:00 PM)

    SELF REALISATION IS PERHAPS THE GREATEST OF ALL HUMAN REALISATIONS, - this seems to be the theme of this poem! 10!
    -Raj

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  • rago rago (11/7/2009 6:40:00 PM)

    loveliest write and turning around where the sun shines.............

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  • Lady Grace (11/7/2009 4:35:00 PM)

    this is nice..cheers

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  • Eyan Desir (11/7/2009 2:18:00 PM)

    Good write.........................

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  • Caitlin Walczyk (11/7/2009 10:12:00 AM)

    Wow... Very good. That's all I have to say. Words cannot describe this poem.

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  • Clara Odelia Ciutara (11/7/2009 9:45:00 AM)

    Your way in describing and composing words is very nice and to the point. Your great idea fits to the tittle and the meaning point. Nice poem.

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  • Collins Nkemjika Nzomuche (11/7/2009 6:24:00 AM)

    The use of constructive words reminds me of the prodigal son who understood his mistakes and the need to turn to good. Your poem is OK. keep it up

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  • Rex Mathew Mathew (11/7/2009 2:14:00 AM)

    This poem is one of the best I have read in PoemHunter. Your words and techniques give the poem a tone of grief and struggle. The repentence of the speaker is more than motivating. I have seen many neglecting their family and their love due to their submission to drinks and money. They do not hate their family, in fact they love them (just as it is in your poem) . Its just that they don't want to be taken out of material pleasure and that they refuse to be corrected. But, here is a repenting man, a model for others. Loved your choice of words, excellent line structure, use of poetic devices without hearting the poems emotion.
    Spring-solaced, sun-loving... such invented words give a superb effect. A poem beautiful in its own way. This is in my list of fave poems. Love you for your life-renewing poems.

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  • Nic Leisure (11/6/2009 4:24:00 PM)

    this poem is the 'Greatest' thanks for letting my read it...10

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  • Nathan Gibbons (11/6/2009 1:48:00 PM)

    i enjoyed the poem...thirsting, even desperate, for change

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  • John Weber (11/6/2009 12:14:00 PM)

    I enjoy this piece a great deal, Obinna! Especially appreciate all the hypenated compound words in each stanza. Thanks for sharing this motivational work! Warm regards, John.

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  • Emu Getachew (11/6/2009 12:13:00 PM)

    The title sums up the piece any form of looking forward requires looking back eventually all habits could be broken when we look forward since it’s more promising.

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