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Life Is Vain Upon Vain by mufex(m): 7:31pm On Aug 24, 2012
LIFE IS VAIN UPON VAIN

Today I lay on my bed weak,
Alone and unable to speak;
And my body and muscles stiffen with cold,
I was young, but now lonely and old.

I have worked hard as I can
To be a successful, accomplished man,
I have seen many relatives grow
Even a Siamese cat, a Tortoise and Crow

I have sailed through oceans and seas,
Flew over the land and tallest trees
To England, Portugal, Egypt and Spain;
With the intention to avoid the world’s pain!


Then I got married and it was good,
Never felt my soul in such passionate mood;
I held her hands I wanted more,
I kissed her lips I wanted more;
Never have I felt that way before.

She loved me and I love her so much,
I appreciated her affections and golden touch;
Her fragrance like lilies hung in the air
And I adored her wavy, astonishing hair.
Our love was sealed in heaven,
And not like Adam and Eve in Garden Eden.

One dull afternoon, death came and knocked on my door,
And left me sad and sore;
With its evil hands took my wife away,
My beautiful bride was dead that very day.

I mourned and wept every night,
My wife, whose eyes were dazzling and bright;
Who I cherished was dead,
And my heart bled.

I wait for the angel of death
To take away my breath
And save me from this grieve and pain
Because life is vain upon vain!

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Re: Life Is Vain Upon Vain by Cuddlemii: 5:54pm On Sep 09, 2012
this is very sympathetic!

*sobs*
Re: Life Is Vain Upon Vain by Tinkybabe(f): 1:59pm On Sep 10, 2012
lovely but sad poem!accept my sympathy.
Re: Life Is Vain Upon Vain by megxo(m): 1:40pm On Sep 11, 2012
*crying*
vanity indeed.............leave errydai lyk ur last
Re: Life Is Vain Upon Vain by Nobody: 2:03pm On Sep 11, 2012
u need some nairaland in your life, son
Re: Life Is Vain Upon Vain by mayorjo: 2:13pm On Sep 11, 2012
such is life my brother, if we all know that life is vanity upon vanity, we will all be our brother's keeper, and even love him like ourselve
Re: Life Is Vain Upon Vain by mimibets(f): 2:20pm On Sep 11, 2012
Wow!
Re: Life Is Vain Upon Vain by Daveama(m): 2:31pm On Sep 11, 2012
Eyah!!!
Re: Life Is Vain Upon Vain by 10over101: 2:34pm On Sep 11, 2012
This wonderful poem perfectly conveys my Dad's heart...I lost my caring Mum two weeks ago..
Re: Life Is Vain Upon Vain by harlos: 2:39pm On Sep 11, 2012
Hmmm...what a life we live
Re: Life Is Vain Upon Vain by kennysbst(m): 2:46pm On Sep 11, 2012
Felt so sorry,but a lonely man shall read his game truly,cos such is life.we came lonely and lonely shall we return.take hrt cos dat is reality of life!
Re: Life Is Vain Upon Vain by Sirsuky(m): 3:08pm On Sep 11, 2012
God is all knowing no one can qeustion him but know that he love you and he also feel your pains as well. so all things work together for good to them that love God,to them who are called accounding to his purpose. romans 8:28.take hrt
Re: Life Is Vain Upon Vain by hesky84(m): 3:16pm On Sep 11, 2012
God pls help us all, this is serious
Re: Life Is Vain Upon Vain by mikuz(m): 3:24pm On Sep 11, 2012
garri_gangster: And how does this make the Naira appreciate against the dollar?
how people can be this heartless i dont understand.
Re: Life Is Vain Upon Vain by binigirl(f): 3:40pm On Sep 11, 2012
lovely piece...quite touching
Re: Life Is Vain Upon Vain by Maj196(m): 3:47pm On Sep 11, 2012
@ garri g. Ur wrds are senseless so does ur personailty
Re: Life Is Vain Upon Vain by k00lxpert(m): 4:02pm On Sep 11, 2012
grt poem, gud rhymes,gud poetic device, gud diction, gud enjambment, gud hyperbole, gud lyrics, simple language, the mood was sober reflection & slightly sorrowful, the tone was the one of repentance & a call 4 change, well structured & arranged...indeed, a grt poem by a grt poet...weldone

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Re: Life Is Vain Upon Vain by vb0mb(m): 4:09pm On Sep 11, 2012
k00lxpert: grt poem, gud rhymes,gud poetic device, gud diction, gud enjambment, gud hyperbole, gud lyrics, simple language, the mood was sober reflection & slightly sorrowful, the tone was the one of repentance & a call 4 change, well structured & arranged...indeed, a grt poem by a grt poet...weldone

Perfect analyses
Re: Life Is Vain Upon Vain by Nobody: 4:10pm On Sep 11, 2012
@poster are u for real or it just a poem?
Re: Life Is Vain Upon Vain by sandee575(f): 4:24pm On Sep 11, 2012
Thats why i like to drink my beer
Even in vanity it brings good cheer cool

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Re: Life Is Vain Upon Vain by Leyelyzo: 4:30pm On Sep 11, 2012
k00lxpert: grt poem, gud rhymes,gud poetic device, gud diction, gud enjambment, gud hyperbole, gud lyrics, simple language, the mood was sober reflection & slightly sorrowful, the tone was the one of repentance & a call 4 change, well structured & arranged...indeed, a grt poem by a grt poet...weldone

I appreciate your knowledge of literature. But I don't think the tone is that of repentence and a call for change....the poet doesn't regard himself as a sinner whom nemesis has caught on.
Rather, the tone should be that of melancholy
Re: Life Is Vain Upon Vain by vascey(m): 5:17pm On Sep 11, 2012
10 over 10: This wonderful poem perfectly conveys my Dad's heart...I lost my caring Mum two weeks ago..

My condolence man. May God grant you and your family the fortitude to bear your loss.
Re: Life Is Vain Upon Vain by nuelobi(m): 5:40pm On Sep 11, 2012
10 over 10: This wonderful poem perfectly conveys my Dad's heart...I lost my caring Mum two weeks ago..
pls acept my sympathy
Re: Life Is Vain Upon Vain by mufex(m): 6:39pm On Sep 11, 2012
Thanks.....I appreciate.
Re: Life Is Vain Upon Vain by mufex(m): 6:45pm On Sep 11, 2012
sorry.....
Re: Life Is Vain Upon Vain by SimplySEA(m): 7:29pm On Sep 11, 2012
Good work man! Great rhyme! Very articulate! Sounds very real....! Well done!
Re: Life Is Vain Upon Vain by olatwo(m): 7:09am On Sep 12, 2012
This is a very nice poem. I love it man, so simple n touching n true.
Re: Life Is Vain Upon Vain by foluberry(f): 7:37am On Sep 12, 2012
Nice! If only sum ppl knew dis, dey wudnt spend dia entire life gainin spoils whch will one day vapourise! Life is VANITY. Vanity upon vanity the Bible sayz!
Re: Life Is Vain Upon Vain by meerkat(m): 11:12am On Sep 12, 2012
foluberry: Nice! If only sum ppl knew dis, dey wudnt spend dia entire life gainin spoils whch will one day vapourise! Life is VANITY. Vanity upon vanity the Bible sayz!

"Always remember, money is not everything but also remember to make a lot of it before talking such nonsense" -EARL WILSON
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Re: Life Is Vain Upon Vain by Alhasan1(m): 11:27am On Sep 12, 2012
This is bombastic,bodacious,educating,fabulous,marvellous,laudable,gigantic,gargantuan,splendiferous, and historic.I devoutly appreciate the work of Art.THEMES OF THE POEM ARE:Life is vanity;Transcience of life,every cloud has a silver lining,Remembrance of DEATH,Tempus fugit memento mori meaning-Time is flying death is around the corner,Life is one day joy one day sorrow,the poet is lackadaisical of this life enjoyment.My name is Salako Taiwo Abduljeleel,faculty of law UNILORIN.
Re: Life Is Vain Upon Vain by foluberry(f): 11:36am On Sep 12, 2012
meerkat:

"Always remember, money is not everything but also remember to make a lot of it before talking such nonsense" -EARL WILSON
grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin

Its grammar dats worryin u. I said spoils, not money! Just a metaphor 4 stealin politicians so pls check ur dctnary next time b4 jumpin.

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