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TOUCH MY LIPS WITH HOPE [A HAIKU POEM]

Updated on October 14, 2011

With the abundant gift of nature. Life is worth living.


fragile, short and full of vagaries. Yet many toil its rope.


capped with hope.
They come out victorious.

Copyright - Ubani Alexander Chijioke Thandi

do you believe that suffering will stop one day? or will it continue forever?

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 5 years ago from Lagos

      Well, i hope you try it, you may as well create a niche for yourself. That is ?what i want to achieve. Thank you once again! Be blessed!@angel

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      Angelme566 5 years ago

      Ubanic..That i suspect that you're using your own style..and that is great ! Haven't tried using my own style for i am bit particular in traditional pattern and particular in the number of syllables. I am fond of 3-5-3 syllable and 5-7-5 syllable.

      Thanks..

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 5 years ago from Lagos

      Dear angel, this doesn't follow the traditional haiku convention. But it imitates its use of short but outrageously meaningful if not soul searching words.

      I'd call it avant garde style! (Free style ???nd for the pattern, can't §ay actually)

      Thank you for your wonderful comment. Well appreciated! ?? blessed

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      Angelme566 5 years ago

      So beautiful haiku , but what pattern you use in here..share please.

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 5 years ago from Lagos

      M????????? dear sweet Boomer, ??I????? hope U????? re fine. ??I????? missed ??? too. A????? so sorry ??I????? haven't had d????? opportunity to be punctual here but ??I????? promise to be ba?????ck soon. Take good care of yourself dearest one. Love you

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      Gail Sobotkin 5 years ago from South Carolina

      Came back to read this beautiful poem again. I've missed you, my friend. Hope all is well.

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 5 years ago from Lagos

      It is 5:20 pm on a beautiful warm evening here in Umuahia. Just sitting here enjoying the surfing. Glad to know you re ok my Lyns. Haven't read from you for long. Hope you re fine? All the best

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      lyns 5 years ago from USA

      Your are specially welcome, have a wonderful evening I think it's evening anyway here it's morning at 5:28 a.m., hope you have a good one.

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 5 years ago from Lagos

      To my one and only Lyns, i say a big thanks. I am glad you left me such captivating comment. I wish you all the best. Take care of yourself.

      To my dear Asma, i can't finishing thanking you for that lovely expression. My prayer for you is a longlife, prosperity, love & care. Be blessed

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      asmaiftikhar 5 years ago from Pakistan

      uban that is wonderful beautiful short poem.voted up !

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      lyns 5 years ago from USA

      Love it, short and sweet with so much meaning, I gave it an up and all the goodies...

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 5 years ago from Lagos

      Dear Jangaplanet, Your words re as sweet as honey. It is uplifting, kind and awesome. May you recieve all goodness and prosperity you deserve. Peace to you. Be blessed

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      A E 5 years ago

      I find everything you write full of wisdom! Great work Ubani! Few words speak much louder than many!

      Way up and interesting!

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 5 years ago from Lagos

      Thanks my dear friend for the kind comment. I so much appreciate. You re awesome!

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      There's an old song, "you gotta have faith, hope and charity, that's the way to live successfully..." Voted up.

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 5 years ago from Lagos

      Thanks for the kind comment. I so much appreciate the kind comment. Be blessed

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Good poem. I enjoy Haiku's. I dpn't liek that they get mocked by "serious" poets

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 5 years ago from Lagos

      Thanks molometer for your kind words. It is always in us to struggle and get the benefits of our hardwork. Thanks for the kind comment. Be blessed

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      molometer 5 years ago

      Very true. the struggle is what is important.

      Nice work Ubani

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 5 years ago from Lagos

      Thanks Lyns for your kind comment. It is welv appreciated. How re you?

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 5 years ago from Lagos

      Great words lyricwriter, hope is our only strength. It will always guide us. We keep hoping.

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      lyns 5 years ago from USA

      Short, sweet, and full of meaning, thanks for sharing, enjoyed this piece as well, voted accordingly, Good morning!

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      All we can do is hope for change in the future. It is sad that the world stays so busy. We have lost many valued from our generations past. We are the future and as you, we are trying to spread the word through poetry. Nobody should suffer and together, no one goes without. Very powerful message.

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 5 years ago from Lagos

      As you said Ardie, things will surely change for the better. Be blessed

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 5 years ago from Lagos

      A delightful comment from my dear happyboomernurse. Thanks for As you said 'add faith and love. . . ' be blessed ma

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      Sondra 5 years ago from Neverland

      I have to believe the suffering WILL end for all of us one day.

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      Gail Sobotkin 5 years ago from South Carolina

      Beautiful and well said. With hope all things are bearable and we can dream of a brighter future. Add faith and love and the world will become a paradise.

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 5 years ago from Lagos

      Lots of love and thanks to you Susie. Bless you.

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      SusieQ42 5 years ago

      Thank you for the kind comments. I will visit again!

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 5 years ago from Lagos

      And you Susie, is a wonderful scholar, poet and talented writer. I am honored and privileged to be your friend. Be blessed. Lots of love

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      SusieQ42 5 years ago

      Thanks, Ubani. I enjoy your hubs because you're a great writer. Full of inspiration and spunk.

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 5 years ago from Lagos

      Dear Susie, each time i read you words my heart rejoice and leap for joy. You always ve something kind to say. You re a gem. Be blessed

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      SusieQ42 5 years ago

      Life is fragile, yet many toil its rope...Absolutely wonderful! I love this verse. You're a precious poet! Voted up and beautiful and awesome. No better words to describe it. Thank you.

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 5 years ago from Lagos

      Thanks sweet. I hope and wish you all the best. Be blessed

      Thanks Abigail, i am grateful for your wonderful comment. Take care. Lots of love

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      ladyjojo 6 years ago

      Short and sweet i love the picture with the baby so cute.

      Have a good week and be blessed ;)

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      Sweets21 6 years ago

      Thank you, so are you and may you stay blessed as well!

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 6 years ago from Lagos

      Great words and beautifully penned. You are awesome. I hope that our hopes continue and become fulfilled someday. May you remain blessed

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      Sweets21 6 years ago

      Hope is what gets most of us through the day...we hope for a better world...a better life for our children and our childrens children but we are never sure if our hopes are heard or if they fade into the morning winds yet we keep on hoping its all we have....Beautiful words Ubani! Deffinatly food for thought...

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 6 years ago from Lagos

      Thanks so much sweet breakfastpop and my wonderful always exploring. two great personalities of repute. I am moved by your kind words. May you be well rewarded with much abundance, prosperity and peace. Lots of love

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful, Hope is eternal......

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      breakfastpop 6 years ago

      All I can say is you are awesome!

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 6 years ago from Lagos

      Thanks MM, your wonderful words keep me alive. I am thrilled to be your student. Bless you!

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Few words yet they say so much, we must always have hope in our lives.

      Wonderful.

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 6 years ago from Lagos

      Dear gorgeous Denise, how thrilled i am reading your words. They make me smile and become more encouraged! A true great writer like you leave lasting impressions in the minds of learners like me. You re most blessed and wonderful. Lots of love

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      Denise Handlon 6 years ago from North Carolina

      Beautiful words and photos. Thought provoking.

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 6 years ago from Lagos

      My dear sweet Vinaya, your observation is well accepted and in order. A little experimentation and digression from the tradition but still following the characteristic shortness of Haiku poems gave birth to this poem. Am glad you like it. I am also thrilled by the fact that you could spare a little time in your busy schedule to make this awesome comment. You re a dear and a most sweet friend. Bless you. Lots of love.

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 6 years ago from Lagos

      My dear Rosemay, hope is one gift we express and i hope it comes true. We shall continue to hope for the best. Well wonderfully said Rosemay. I am grateful for your kind words. Be you blessed.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 6 years ago from Nepal

      Though these compositions do not follow the traditional haiku pattern ( three lines and 17 syllables), I loved poet's experimentation with style. I also loved the profound emotions within the lines. Nice work ubani.

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      Rosemary Sadler 6 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Let us hope for now and future generations that everyone feels victoripus in this world of ours

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 6 years ago from Lagos

      Sir Makusr, mere words can't convey my thoughts. But i say 'you re sweet'

      remain ever blessed

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      Manoj Kumar Srivastava 6 years ago from India

      ubanichijioke,

      Greetings from MAKUSR. One emotion at a time and profound meaning. You truly are a friend and a guide. Beautiful!

      Lots of Love,

      MAKUSR

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 6 years ago from Lagos

      Sir james, Hope is better than not hoping. I concur with you. One day we shall make it. Blessed is your soul.

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      James W. Nelson 6 years ago from eastern North Dakota

      Ubanichijioke, we must all hope, and believe, that all things will get better. The only other option is....