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THIS LIFE

I know a place,where nothing and everything is possible
a place, where good and evil co-exist
a place, where joy and sorrow mingles
a place, where the hopeless hope in miracle to have hope
this life, is where survival begins and end.

I know a place, where only the lucky ones survive
a place, where hard work does not guarantees success
a place, where only the lucky few can make it
while majority lingered in abject poverty
this life, is where dreams are made and marred.

I know a place, where some people will do anything to make it
a place, where the downfall of someone is the breakthrough for another
a place, where conscience and soul can be bought and sold
this life, is where some people's tears  are others laughter.

I know a place, where happiness and sadness is not a matter of choice
a place, where you only get what comes to you and not what you desires
a place, where some people live at others mercy
this life, is fair to some and unfair to others.

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  1. Date: 10/30/2011 8:10:00 PM

    Beautiful verse Wole, a little effort and some right choices make all the difference in life and you remind us of so many of those choices. Nice one my friend.

  1. Date: 10/27/2011 11:33:00 AM

    nice i like it. do you have a map to this place??

  1. Date: 10/26/2011 2:58:00 PM

    Perhaps this is a little hell, where we linger for a spell, cos our sins are written well, but much worse in other places, Afghanistan has no graces....:(

  1. Date: 10/26/2011 11:50:00 AM

    I like the pattern of the words and the choice of the words. They are interesting!

  1. Date: 9/21/2011 1:42:00 PM

    this life is where we realize that death is the only debt we owe and life is the free gift of God.....yes this life. thanks for your insight

    FRANCIS Avatar WOLE FRANCIS Date: 9/21/2011 5:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    you are right bro,thanks for the comment
  1. Date: 8/31/2011 11:14:00 PM

    Hi I'm new on poetrysoup stopping by and read your poem. It is beautiful poignant and so true. Thanks for sharing these beautiful words.

    FRANCIS Avatar WOLE FRANCIS Date: 9/1/2011 10:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks Taina, YOU ARE WELCOME. i appreciate ur comment
  1. Date: 8/31/2011 6:42:00 AM

    BROTHER, I find it hopeful that education still have apostles in our nation, this work is not only a great poetry, but it is a good exposition that we, Nigerians still write. lets your ink flow tirelessly

    FRANCIS Avatar WOLE FRANCIS Date: 8/31/2011 9:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    THANKS BRO,ITS NOT ALL THE TIME THAT YOU SEE A PROPHET BEING HONORED BY HIS PEOPLE.WITH THIS I CAN SAY THAT I'M PROUD TO BE A NIGERIAN.THANKS AGAIN AND GOD BLESS.
  1. Date: 8/29/2011 11:39:00 PM

    Wole, CONGRATULATIONS !! On your poem being featured this week. Stopping by to read every poem on the home page. have yourself a wonderful week,..Linda

    FRANCIS Avatar WOLE FRANCIS Date: 8/30/2011 7:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks Linda,its a good feeling and thanks to every members of poetry soup for your wonderful comments on my works.
  1. Date: 8/29/2011 11:45:00 AM

    Congrats on your featured poem this week on PS... a wonderful piece to share luv..

    FRANCIS Avatar WOLE FRANCIS Date: 8/30/2011 7:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks Marie and thanks to poetry soup for picking my poem.
  1. Date: 8/29/2011 10:18:00 AM

    Congratulations Wole on your fine poetry being featured this week. Love, Carol

    FRANCIS Avatar WOLE FRANCIS Date: 8/30/2011 7:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Carol thanks for your continuous support. you are appreciated.
  1. Date: 8/29/2011 2:24:00 AM

    Great work here! I'm really impressed with the all the work that went into this marvel--Not to mention the creative way you debunk the myths. You should be very proud of this..

    FRANCIS Avatar WOLE FRANCIS Date: 8/31/2011 9:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    THANKS FRANK,I APPRECIATE YOUR COMMENT.
  1. Date: 8/19/2011 2:43:00 PM

    Words of wisdom Wole ;) enjoyed this!! ~ Wilma

    FRANCIS Avatar WOLE FRANCIS Date: 8/20/2011 5:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    i appreciate your comment wilma and thanx for taking time to view my poem
  1. Date: 8/17/2011 11:23:00 PM

    Wise write, loved it as you penned it well. Thanks for sharing. God bless us all. bl

    FRANCIS Avatar WOLE FRANCIS Date: 8/18/2011 7:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks for the encouragement.
  1. Date: 8/16/2011 10:19:00 PM

    Very sad and touchy write, Wole

    FRANCIS Avatar WOLE FRANCIS Date: 8/17/2011 4:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you Dr. Ram for the comment.
  1. Date: 8/15/2011 3:32:00 PM

    Welcome to Poetry Soup.. so enjoyed reading your creative write tonight.. enjoy the sites with its many features as u continue to share words with luv..

    FRANCIS Avatar WOLE FRANCIS Date: 8/17/2011 4:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    im very happy to be a partaker of the soup.all i can say is that it is delicious. thanks a lot.
  1. Date: 8/15/2011 8:44:00 AM

    Very wise. I feel both the sadness and truth in your words. Hard work does not guarantee success, yet we are often fed that line in our lives. I have met some of the hardest working people in my travels who make less than a dollar a day. However, I suppose, on the bright side of things---how we measure success can differ, and some of the hardest working people I've met have been living with extreme poverty, poor health, etc. but have also been the happiest, warmest, and kindest people. So perhaps, managing to find joy in your life despite circumstance, is success. Anyway, thank you for sharing.

    FRANCIS Avatar WOLE FRANCIS Date: 8/17/2011 4:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks a lot theresa for the comment.this is what goes on around us everyday and its very painful because the people that have the power to stop it are not doing anything about it simply because they are not affected and most of them are the cause of all these problems.
  1. Date: 8/15/2011 7:45:00 AM

    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you today. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be Wole. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. Read and comment on their's and they will return in kind. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love and blessing always, Carol

    FRANCIS Avatar WOLE FRANCIS Date: 8/17/2011 4:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks a lot carol,im already enjoying myself here.there's so much to read and learn.its amazing.
  1. Date: 8/15/2011 6:03:00 AM

    Wole, this is really great...an amazing write...so profound...thanks so much for sharing

    FRANCIS Avatar WOLE FRANCIS Date: 8/17/2011 4:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    coming from you chiamaka i am really blushing right now.i have gone through some of your write ups and i must confess,you are simply amazing.thanks you so much.