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Shalom Freedman

(Troy New York)

A Man Walks Slowly To His Own Grave


A man walks slowly to his own grave
And whether he stops or runs,
A man walks slowly to his own grave
wherever he is,
whatever he does,
A man walks surely to his own grave.

Submitted: Monday, January 14, 2008

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  • David Gaskey (5/30/2012 8:56:00 AM)

    As i walked to school one day i thaught, why dont i make an account o a random website. So here i am at school done with my project writing random comments. 4 more hours until i have baseball practice. (Report) Reply

  • Sidi Mahtrow (11/9/2011 10:59:00 PM)

    Some see a grave as life's end
    Following a road with many a bend.
    The road never easy on which to pass
    Is littered with debris and other trash.

    But a grave is nothing but a hole in the ground
    Which will be filled and soon be as it was found
    And the body that lies in state
    Will meet with worms which is Nature's fate.

    So as a man walks surely to his own grave
    He must acknowledge the mistakes he's made
    And try again and again to be set free
    From the pious feelings of superiority.

    s (Report) Reply

  • Edwin Empestan (alba) (8/3/2008 12:54:00 AM)

    Once you're born you're bound to die. But continue to live in the hearts of people that loved, care and respect us. You cannot avoid it but just think that you are just passing completely to pursue another chapter in another space and time. Have faith. Nice short poem. (Report) Reply

  • O Anna Niemus (6/22/2008 10:47:00 AM)

    a very powerful metaphor...

    and yet the soul which slips out of one body is awash with newness in its next (Report) Reply

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