Obinna Kenechukwu Eruchie

Unerased

Never can the flowery words
Of tenderness on paper,
Ever be pitched into shreds
By oblivion's eraser.

Never can the beaks of birds,
Life-sinister as ever
Peck down them to crumbs of breads-
For those words warm wax better.

Never can words wreck to sherds
By apathy's grave stunners,
But by their delight that spreads
To spray rings lush with wonders.

Never can bugs merged in herds
To gore them with their stingers
Ravaging in scathe that sheds-
For those words warm are winners.

Poem Submitted: Friday, June 5, 2009
Poem Edited: Friday, June 17, 2011

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  • Sherif MonemSherif Monem (10/29/2009 4:07:00 PM)

    Wonderfully written.
    Great.

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  • Laurel Larison (10/2/2009 12:27:00 PM)

    Wonderfully done and expressed. Loved this one. laurel

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  • Ida Mustazir (9/24/2009 11:24:00 PM)

    it's wonderful to have a feeling like this.

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  • Subbaraman N V (9/15/2009 8:35:00 AM)

    Absolutely great form and theme! Thanks for sharing.

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  • Lalitha iyer (9/15/2009 4:45:00 AM)

    My dear friend, you are just great. Words are not sufficient to express how much I feel. YOu have written very beautifully...................You are simply surpassing excellence.

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  • ZEYNEB SELEME (9/13/2009 12:34:00 PM)

    meaningful and emotion-laden a poetry...good writing

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  • Priya K (9/13/2009 9:47:00 AM)

    Beautiful... simply beautiful.

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  • Allison Barnett (9/13/2009 8:54:00 AM)

    wow, thats all i gotta say. it was awesome

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  • Noel Horlanda (9/13/2009 12:33:00 AM)

    this piece is great, well penned, lines at least runs smoothly, good flow. One of your critics pointed out the use of 'shred' meaning broken pieces of something, fragments whatever. To use 'shards' it didn't make any difference, these words are nouns not verbs.For me it depends to the author how he uses these words. We're not constructing perfect sentences on poetry. It depends on how the reader interpret the meaning of the piece created. For all you know poets are artists. It up to him how he carves his idea on a piece of wood or how he paints his masterpiece on a canvas. So.move on, mate.

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  • Yelena M. (9/12/2009 6:01:00 PM)

    A perfect verse certainly unerased in eternity of the poetic world. This is beauty, indeed. Thanks for sharing, Obinna. More than 10.
    Yelena M.

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  • Susan JarvisSusan Jarvis (9/12/2009 5:06:00 PM)

    The first stanza is the shining star of this poem - the words are truly beautiful. S :)

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  • PETERSIDE EBAH (9/11/2009 7:18:00 PM)

    Never has worthy words bent to the ground. u stand tall man.
    this poem is a pure beauty of the human heart against all things bad. KEEP IT UP MAN!

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  • Jasmin Whyte (9/11/2009 2:45:00 PM)

    'Never can the flowery words
    Of tenderness on paper,
    Ever be pitched into shreds
    By oblivion's eraser'

    this short verse stood on its own and hit a chord of poetic beauty

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  • Sonya Florentino (9/11/2009 12:29:00 PM)

    in response to Barbara Terry's comment about a possible typo in your first line,3rd stanza, i was about to note the same but I think you typed the correct word-sherds, which is a variant of shards...and you did not mean to type shreds (which you already used as a verb in your first stanza) .... maybe to minimize confusion, you may want to use the more common (I think) spelling of the word-shards

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  • Sonya Florentino (9/11/2009 12:13:00 PM)

    true, true! beauty and truth cannot be destroyed or devalued no matter how others try... great write Obinna!

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  • Narender Singh Bansal (9/11/2009 9:44:00 AM)

    Words are what lead the herds

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  • Clara Odelia Ciutara (9/11/2009 8:13:00 AM)

    For those words warm are winners.
    Nice, it has its own magic making me be touched. Thanks.

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  • Adriana C (9/11/2009 7:15:00 AM)

    So nice poem, thank you for sharing it! 10*

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  • Disturbed angel in a straight jacket (9/11/2009 7:01:00 AM)

    Amazing! great job I love your poem! ;)

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  • Kafil Uddin Raihan (9/10/2009 2:24:00 PM)

    Never can words wreck to sherds
    By apathy's grave stunners,
    But by their delight that spreads
    To spray rings lush with wonders.
    ...excellent.....

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