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Destination Oblivion
by Jimmy L Holder

Monday, May 20, 2002
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A comeback poem written after taking a break from poetry.

Oblivion is the calm sea in which we seek;
Inequity is a global lifeboat, where we sway;
So many undercurrents, sweeping us away,
Lost at sea, turbulent is this life, never meek.

The course is hard, unknown these paths ...
Violently rages these stormy places,
Unpredictable are our oceans, seas, mortal races ...
Batten down the hatches, secure these frenzied crafts.

Forever, weeping, melting ... on sandy shores
Powerfully pushes this delirious, grinding mouth,
Perhaps, this chameleon swallows us North and South -
Perishing these tiny specks: mankind - with fluid, ebbing roars.

Never breaks this churning weight and flow,
Savage seas, drowning this savage pain,
Naughty is this voyage home, pours suffering rain ...
Brutally indispensable: a destructive flood, this show.

Destiny is a tragic tide in which ... we wildly ride,
Life is a glacial ocean of criticism ... where we hide,
Time is a dubious finale in which ... we inevitably abide,
Oblivion is mooned course, manipulating our restless tides.

The above text is copyright © ShyPoet1 ~ 2002, and may not be reproduced without permission.


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Reviewed by Emile Tubiana 1/30/2014
Dear Jimmy Holder L. Thank you for sharing this nice poeme. Love Emile Tubiana
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 1/15/2014
Excellent work!
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 12/14/2013
You captured the ebb and flow of life in general and tragedy in particular, Jimmy. There seems to be more opportunity for mayhem than there is for peaceful living. I particularly loved your last line.
Reviewed by Jim Dunlap 11/5/2003
Very nice. Good job.
Reviewed by Kay P Devenish 8/7/2003
How true and profound this poem is...fantastic,I loved it.
Too many great lines to single out a favorite...all perfect!
Reviewed by Birdie Houston 7/30/2003
I applaud you this was grand !
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 7/29/2003
This was a beautiful and outstanding poem to come back with, very lovely,

Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader) 3/2/2003
A truly extraordinary piece of writing..Ty, Dani
Reviewed by Tien Avielle (Reader) 1/13/2003
"Destiny is a tragic tide in which ... we wildly ride,
Life is a glacial ocean of criticism ... where we hide,
Time is a dubious finale in which ... we inevitably abide,
Oblivion is mooned course, manipulating our restless tides." - I still find it necessary to struggle against the tide, to fight oblivion. Stunning write.
Reviewed by g g (Reader) 12/22/2002
Beautifully written!
Reviewed by Sandi Braveheart 10/27/2002
a wonderful piece -
Reviewed by Vicky Jeter 10/4/2002
Hi Shy,
The form expressed here is equally
excellent and serves to carry your message
with that "something" extra special.
Thank you so much for your review of
"Of Pretension and Peace." Very nice to meet you. Vicky
Reviewed by fare good 6/26/2002
This is so powerful my brother words of great love.
Reviewed by Lori Moore 5/26/2002
Reviewed by Melissa Rives 5/24/2002
Your words only get richer and more meaningful with everything you pen! Top-notch writing!!!!!
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 5/22/2002
Absolutely beautiful to the very end. Well contstructed classical form. Better than a ten. ~E
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 5/21/2002
an excellent poem, a rarity to find.
Reviewed by Janet Caldwell 5/20/2002
Hello Shy!

This is great and I'm with Eileen.

Janet xoxoxoxo
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 5/20/2002
WOW I AGREE this is Superb!!!wonderful write and the imagery took me away!!
Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/20/2002
The whole thing is incredible, but the last stanza is classic....bravo!!!
Reviewed by Cathy Montgomery (Reader) 5/20/2002
Outstanding writing--superb expression!
Reviewed by George MacLean Akurunwa 5/20/2002
This is fantastic! You are gifted!
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 5/20/2002
WOW! WOW! WOW!!!!! Triple WOW's for this amazing write!!!!!

Shy, this is great!!!!! Nice metaphors and great descriptions!!!!!

Oh wouldn't it be wonderful if the sea of life is calm and we enjoy is serenity?????

..... but then again, would there be much fun for the tides that don't have to struggle up the shores?????

Wonderful piece here Shy!!!!! I enjoyed this immensely.

Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Josephine Bohen 5/20/2002
Time is a dubious finale. Very nice.
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 5/20/2002
Incredible write Shy, Powerful and so wonderfully written. I could read it over and over. Floria
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