AuthorsDen.com   Join Free! | Login    
Happy 4th of July!
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Alfred Garrotto, iM. Andrew Sprong, iD. Enise, iFrances Seymour, iTobias Roote, iDavid Seaburn, iDavid Gelber, i

  Home > Spirituality > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

George MacLean Akurunwa

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Books
· Poetry
· 24 Titles
· 145 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Dec, 2001

   newsletter

Subscribe to the George MacLean Akurunwa Newsletter. Enter your name and email below and click "sign me up!"
Name:
Email:
George MacLean Akurunwa, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.



Featured Book
Friends on a Rotten Day
by Hazel Dixon-Cooper

Friends On A Rotten Day is an astrological guide to understanding your BFF's...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


Nothing Lasts Forever
by George MacLean Akurunwa
Not rated by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Follow
Recent poems by George MacLean Akurunwa
•  EVENING SKY
•  No word is wasted
•  Inherited Bane
•  AIDS in Africa
•  I FOUND A FRIEND
           >> View all 22

Nothing Lasts Forever


How is it that it took only a straw from the wind
to crush the thick walls of your iron gate,
exposing your fictitious face.

It was not your broken walls that shook the land,
neither the sweat from your perfumed brows
that traced the contours of your shameless face.
It was the freedom your fall brought to your prisoners
that gladdened the heart of all.

Nothing lasts forever,
the pillars we build to hedge our thrones,
the delicious offerings of the praises of men,
the soothing hands of generous mistresses,
all the wild drums and rhythms of vanity.

When the wind of retribution blows
all it will take is a tiny splinter
from the roaring arrow of judgment,
or one missed syllable from your porous lips,
one tremor from the cry of vengeance from the oppressed;
or one stubble, one stagger,
to end it all.

Geroge MacLean Akurunwa

Fiery Pen

Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!


Reviewed by Ed Matlack
If everything lasted forever then we would all, as well, be immortal...e
Reviewed by Regina Pounds
There is comfort in the fact and there is sadness..a powerful truth excellently offered, George.

Gina
Reviewed by steve Chering
How exellent is this!!
such quality must be aired. keep it up.
Reviewed by Cryssa C
Your poems speak volumes of wisdom... each one.

Cryssa
Reviewed by Peter Adotey Addo
Thanks for sharing.. what a love and timey thougt..
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Deeply moving poetry with memorable imagery/lines: well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Rafika Anderson (Reader)
I love the easy flow of thought in this piece and the relentless press of imagery on the mind of the reader. Wonderful writing and an uplifting message that really touched my heart and spoke my life.

Thank you.
-=ra=-
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling
Very inspirational write my dear friend, you are so right, nothing lasts forever, that is in this world anyway. So many today seek for pleasures and treasures in the wrong place, when if only they could see that Heaven and an eternal life is what we should search for. Great write!
Blessings,
Joyce Bowling
Reviewed by Susan Sonnen
this is filled with powerful thoughts that are freely delivered...no holding back! I love that kind of writing...it has such impact!

Susan
Reviewed by J M
Nothing ever lasts forever except eternal life this poem was so inspiring... Thank you!
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson
A very powerful poem. Vivid images are portrayed with A fitting title!....M ,Thanks for your kind review
Reviewed by Victor Buhagiar (Reader)
You remind me of the winds of history, from Babylon to Persia, Egypt, Greece, Rome Germany, England etc. All fell in the end, empty empires. Victor
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU

This poem will cross the boarder of time through the millennia...
"Nothing Lasts Forever" is a profound poetic grand.

In admiration,


Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by jude forese
you developed this poem quite well ...
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
Truly, nothing lasts forever.
Reviewed by Barbara Smith
George, your words ring with so much truth! No, "Nothing lasts forever," and we need to hold onto the things we treasure before they slip away. A good poem.
Reviewed by Joyce Hale
So true, so true. Sometime, someplace, there is a time of reckoning. If only it could come much sooner for many tyrants.

Peace.
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader)
Enjoyed...Hugs
Popular Poetry (Spirituality)
  1.  Just As You Are
  2.  Meant To Be
  3.  God's In Control
  4.  Push On
  5.  Striving To Do Well
  6.  God Created Sex
  7.  Something Beautiful
  8.  In An Instant
  9.  Meditation
  10.  Heaven Is Listening

On Splendid Wings_Love and Free Spirit by Vannessa Garrett

On Splendid Wings_Love and Free Spirit, has arrived! A book of collectives (poetry derived from Blackbutterfly Poetry & Art, Vol. 1 An exhilarating splendor of spiritual expressio..  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.