Claude H Oliver II

Rookie - 205 Points (Nov.7,1948 / New York City)

Claude H Oliver II Poems

1. When I Die 4/13/2009
2. Artists 4/13/2009
3. We Do What We Are 4/13/2009
4. Secrets 4/16/2009
5. Non-Con-Form-Ist 4/23/2009
6. Muse 4/25/2009
7. Offspring 4/25/2009
8. Graciously Inviting 4/25/2009
9. We Come Here To Live 4/25/2009
10. To Tell The Truth 4/25/2009
11. Orgasm 4/25/2009
12. We Cannot Love 4/30/2009
13. Splits 4/30/2009
14. To Be Or Not To Be 4/30/2009
15. Just Human 5/14/2009
16. The Medicine Chest 6/20/2009
17. We Are The People 6/24/2009
18. She Speaks To His Heart 6/24/2009
19. Men See 6/24/2009
20. Mistrust 7/7/2009
21. Such A Wonderful 7/13/2009
22. I Do Not Long 8/1/2009
23. Hmmmm 8/28/2009
24. Slavery 9/22/2009
25. Lynching 9/22/2009
26. For Those Who Must Have God 9/25/2009
27. Reincarnation 10/16/2009
28. Sorry, Folks 6/20/2011
29. Origins 6/20/2011
30. Impatience 11/19/2009
31. Common Denominator 10/29/2011
32. Sanity 10/29/2011
33. Sweet 10/29/2011
34. Time And Circumstance 10/29/2011
35. No One Knows 11/3/2011
36. Reminiscences 5/25/2010
37. A Word 5/25/2010
38. Barbados Memories 5/25/2010
39. Daddy's Shoes 3/1/2011
40. The Game 3/18/2012
Best Poem of Claude H Oliver II

Paradox

When life gives us our first breath
Standing by is our own death
When we breathe our first sigh
We know not our destiny is to die
Life cannot be without death - you see
Life invigorates us to our core
Death extinguishes life to be sure
Yet we cannot have life fully
'Til we know death
Death and life are old inseparable friends
Wherever life is in the house
Death is near the window or door
The unity of breath and death is this
For life to live some must die
Death allows life to survive
How we address this interplay
Is the story of each life each ...

Read the full of Paradox

When I Die

When I die
Do not weep for me
Cry not for lack
For I shall not come back

When I die
Recognize
That my carcass
Was well used

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