Cynthia BuhainBaello

Gold Star - 10,050 Points (November 17,1949 / Manila, Philippines)

Vanity - Poem by Cynthia BuhainBaello

'All is vanity', the wisest man said,
An endless pursuit of fleeting dreams.
A lost flight where Man's desires tread
Nothing is enough, so it seems,

Wealth, fame, and the world's applause-
Blind us from the real worth of things,
When reaching the top reveals it's a loss,
Emptiness so dark, it's overwhelming.

For vanity is Self love that just consumes,
Never at peace, always craving for more.
Devours the person as Obsession assumes
Enthrones the Self that it adores.

Most good things in life aren't things,
They're the loved ones we have and cherish.
Happiness in the heart that keeps on giving
The best and the good, its enduring wish.

All rights reserved ~~~Cynthia Buhain-Baello~~06.14.15

Topic(s) of this poem: desire, greed, vanity

Form: Epistle

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  • Savita Tyagi (6/24/2015 11:25:00 PM)

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  • Savita Tyagi (6/24/2015 11:27:00 AM)

    6/24/2015 11: 25: 00 AM
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    Beautiful poem. A self free of vanity is a happy self. This is the first time I read your poem and very glad for it. Thanks for sharing.
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 23, 2015

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