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Nothing Lasts Forever
by George MacLean Akurunwa

Friday, January 19, 2007
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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
 

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Reviewed by Ed Matlack 4/9/2011
If everything lasted forever then we would all, as well, be immortal...e
Reviewed by Regina Pounds 3/29/2011
There is comfort in the fact and there is sadness..a powerful truth excellently offered, George.

Gina
Reviewed by steve Chering 3/19/2011
How exellent is this!!
such quality must be aired. keep it up.
Reviewed by Cryssa C 2/22/2008
Your poems speak volumes of wisdom... each one.

Cryssa
Reviewed by Peter Adotey Addo 1/19/2008
Thanks for sharing.. what a love and timey thougt..
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 1/15/2008
Deeply moving poetry with memorable imagery/lines: well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Rafika Anderson (Reader) 12/28/2007
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 1/21/2007
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 1/20/2007
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 1/20/2007
Nothing ever lasts forever except eternal life this poem was so inspiring... Thank you!
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 1/20/2007
A very powerful poem. Vivid images are portrayed with A fitting title!....M ,Thanks for your kind review
Reviewed by Victor Buhagiar (Reader) 1/20/2007
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 1/20/2007

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 1/19/2007
you developed this poem quite well ...
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 1/19/2007
Truly, nothing lasts forever.
Reviewed by Barbara Smith 1/19/2007
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 1/19/2007
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) 1/19/2007
Enjoyed...Hugs
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