Death and I.

 

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Death and I

When death comes
I’ll need not love –
Consumed,
No wreath or dove
Could offer me salvation,
Not when I’m no more.

A weathered stone will bear my name –
Identity of once a being
Living out existence in
A world of risk, and never seeing
Sense of why we’re here.

My genes will die away thro’ child –
Colour of eyes and hair, the way of thought,
Will quickly dim with each generation
Bow to future dominance –
Memories of provenance
Resigned to curious few.

When death comes
I’ll need not grace
Below; no grieving face
Will call my resurrection,
Not when I’m at ground –

Death and I so bound.

Mark R Slaughter 2011

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One day, Jellyfish shall rule the World.

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10 responses to “Death and I.

  1. A good poem .. I am not wanting to walk through that door just yet Kenny, but when I do, It will be my next great adventure.. 🙂
    Wishing you well Kenny… with an affectionate Hug.. xox Sue

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  2. Easter bring Fun, Easter bring Happiness,
    Easter bring God Endless Blessings,
    Easter bring fresh love…
    Happy Easter to You
    with all best wishes

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  3. I love jellyfish 🙂

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