All Is Vanity Poems

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Premium Member Which, Wisdom or Knowledge
“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the world, and lose his own soul?” (Mark 8:36) 

Which, Wisdom / Knowledge? 

Man’s lures are his personal achievements, once gained.
His 'existential stance toward life', if maintained.

‘Vanity of vanities’...Read More
Categories: all is vanity, analogy, bible, birth, character, image, journey, life,
Form: Dramatic Verse



Rainy Love

How will I describe your beauty with rainy season?
You are lovely,lovelyest and moderate like county family
I can't describe you-you are beyond description 

You are like clouds in cape always ready to shed tears of joy with its rhythmic beat
Upon the...Read More
Categories: all is vanity, allegory, beauty, emotions, lost love, love, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Being happy in being the first
Happy the woman who is the first wife
Happy the son who is the first born
Happy the pupil who is the first in class
Happy the soldier who is the first in a pile
Happy the cow who is the first in a...Read More
Categories: all is vanity, earth, satire,
Form: Alliteration
Peace
Peace

I search, I ponder, but to no avail,
I march to the tune, my vessel doth sail.

Up, down, all around, from hither to thither,
From warm to hot, from cold to shiver.

Vanity of vanities, all is vanity,
Full of labor, is there no...Read More
Categories: all is vanity, destiny,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Why are we here
Where do we come from? Where are we going? Why are we here?
Philosophers rack their brains over these questions
Saints and poets alike try to come to grips with them
  But do they concern the average person?
  Have they...Read More
Categories: all is vanity, life, philosophy, wisdom,
Form: Free verse



This body of mine
THIS BODY OF MINE

Woe upon woes offing
To my creator I owe a debt
After this voyage of mine on earth
And I, to this burden of death endureth.

Woe upon this body of mine
‘Tis a stinking sand
This dust return; my soul demand
The thorns...Read More
Categories: all is vanity, funeral,
Form: Elegy
VANITY
Technology and Fashion
The human imperfect creation
That changes from generation to generation
Coming daily with better innovation
Oh followers of fashion!
Oh how I adore your passion
To fulfill your “Look-good” ambition
Which has always been your vision
The amount to get it does not matter
You must...Read More
Categories: all is vanity, poetry, vanity,
Form: Rhyme
VANITY
Vanity of vanities, all is vanity,

The jewels, the money, all insanity!

No man is immortal, why don't you get,

Accept this and deal with it, your life will be set.





All the humans have endless desires,

Their life is nothing but a bizzare.

Unable to...Read More
Categories: all is vanity, depression, endurance, grave, heaven, world, writing,
Form: Didactic
The Planet Of Hate
The Planet Of Hate

creatures with zombie type features in are underground
 long hanging viscious fangs dripping blood off side of mouth
 there flesh is of overt vexation of pivotal excess seeking self to please
 they can't help you cause they...Read More
Categories: all is vanity, art,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member An Epistle Warning against Melancholia: Part II
(continued from, "An Epistle Warning against Melancholia: Part I," where somewhere in late 18th-century Europe a friend, Laetitia, by way of a letter warns her beloved girlfriend, Euphoria--a young, gay and unsuspecting mistress--against the almost inevitable seductions of the infamous...Read More
Categories: all is vanity, depression, friend, metaphor, philosophy, psychological, uplifting, wisdom,
Form: Prose Poetry
Unsung Hero
Here he lies lifeless
He whose hands had many healed
though unsung by some

Now, we cheer him home
Down his homestead, we set him
Our selfless hero!

Pain is the pleasure 
of earthly patriotism...
Fame is for a time

Though the rose blossoms
on fields where good does...Read More
Categories: all is vanity, bereavement,
Form: Haiku
vanity upon vanity
?what is this life,

if all we do is acquire it’s wealth and forsake the master above?

I do not seek that all should comprehend,

but heed the kings advice…

“vanity upon vanity, all is vanity”.
Everyday life brings to us numerous challenges,

press on brethren,...Read More
Categories: all is vanity, bible, culture, humanity, judgement, motivation, religion,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Rule the World
We came, We saw, We conquered " Julius Caesar "
We conquered
then turned on ourselves without mercy
tens of thousands slaughtered
in the name of religion or boundaries

There have been many who wanted to rule
the world..but all is vanity
How does one rule what...Read More
Categories: all is vanity, truth,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Haiku Number 3
Christmas time haiku -
“tableaux d’une exposition”
post-it notes on walls

Long Tooth
May 25, 2016

The painting here is a beautiful portrait of Mussorgsky the composer of the famous classical work 'Pictures At An Exhibition.'

This haiku is a very dense multi-layered haiku perhaps unlike...Read More
Categories: all is vanity, art, imagery, music, poems,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member The Lay of The Best Man - Part 4
The Lay of The Best Man - Part 4

I ask you this: Have you ever known a man to ‘buckle under stress’?
Or have you never seen a man have a ‘moment of madness’?
Have you not heard about the unfortunate Child...Read More
Categories: all is vanity, bullying, character, corruption, discrimination, men, vanity, women,
Form: Lay
DO NOT BARGAIN WITH LIFE
DO NOT BARGAIN WITH LIFE

He who think he is standing
Should be mindful so that he fall not.
Life has so many ways of dealing 
With individuals according to their mindset.
Let he that sit, sit properly in peace
Least he is pull up...Read More
Categories: all is vanity, art,
Form: Free verse
I have watched the world
I HAVE WATCHED THE WHOLE WORLD

I have sit here and watched the whole world
Like the king of israel, solomon
I came to realised that life does not worth living
Rather it calls for enjoyment; eat, drink and merry
Nothing more than that in...Read More
Categories: all is vanity, africa, age, art,
Form: Blank verse
The Cry in the Nihility
—vanity of vanity, vanity of vanities all is vanity—
                               ...Read More
Categories: all is vanity, life, men, metaphor,
Form: Free verse
VANITY
It's insanity, for all is vanity;
   It's like spinning your wheels, going nowhere fast.
Getting caught up in things that will not last.
  Building your hopes upon the sand;
Wasting your time on an already foiled plan.
  ...Read More
Categories: all is vanity, bible, inspirational, wisdom,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member What Next
The height of science and the width of commerce
in my dwelling place they merge
with the ambassadors of understanding
giving me their pledge.
Capturing the seat of the wise
and sitting over it,
covering its edge
as I wear the garment of knowledge.
So what's next?

My hands...Read More
Categories: all is vanity, health, money, political, power,
Form: Prose Poetry
Longing For the Unknown
It's always intangibles that draw me, sleepily

into another trackless landscape 

reaching from my mind, out to a dry horizon

that obscures each fleeing fragment

of that sense of home that I have cherished.

Its silence is the magnet. Yet is the return

that will...Read More
Categories: all is vanity, wisdom,
Form: Grook
Vanity
Vanity!
Vanity!
Vanity!

All i see is vanity!
Wether i cease to breath
or i go on breathing
all there be is vanity!

Whether i choose to write
or i withhold my words
in my thought from my pen to book,
all there be is vanity.

Whether i choose to live...Read More
Categories: all is vanity, vanity
Form: Free verse
Respect My Integrity
Bare me out
Why all these doubt
I dare you to 
Respect my integrity
For they say i am mad 
Because of poverty
But whither rich or poor 
All is vanity
I will shew my self wise 
Or else fools be my adversary
I will ...Read More
Categories: all is vanity, abuse, inspirational, integrity,
Form: Alliteration
Lost somewhere in time
I Used to wax and wain, perigee and apogee

I used to flow harmoniously with the rest of humanity

so eclectic now I lack identity

To ebb and float sounds like serenity

but i tell you my friend it's complete insanity

to know for certain...Read More
Categories: all is vanity, confusion,
Form: I do not know?
All Is Vanity
Why must a man measure his success
in the amount of "stuff" he owns?
When at the end of his living days
he must leave it all with a groan?

Why must we have more than our neighbor?
There is no prize to win.
You will...Read More
Categories: all is vanity, introspection,
Form: Rhyme