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BEAU GOLDEN

(1565 / Earth, USA, California, Los Angeles, Van Nuys, Balboa blvd)

Autumn - Life and Death Surround Us! (my personal fave)


I walk in the park and I hold my breath
We are always surrounded by life and death
Old old men playing bowls on the lawn
Tiny little children float boats on a pond

A cat carries a now dead mouse in his teeth
A lady pushes a carriage with a baby beneath
Life and death surround us in the days we rehearse
Change is the constant in the universe

Trees without leaves may soon decompose
We witness the blossom of a newborn rose
Once my father got a boat and we sailed
Last month he died as his kidneys failed

My best friend I've known since almost age one
Last month gave birth to his first son
A dead fish floats to the top of a wave
Pawbearers carry a casket to the grave

We find suicide and salvation at the end of a knife
Crying heralds the end and beginning of a life
A robin feeds her babies with the food she has found
But she'll never feed the baby that fell out and hit the ground

I walk in the park reborn with each sweet sound
As life and death constantly surround
7-3-1995

Submitted: Thursday, June 01, 2006
Edited: Wednesday, May 25, 2011

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  • Maia Padua (8/20/2009 5:28:00 PM)

    very true..
    your personal favorite tells a lot..
    a lot about life and death..about our existence..
    this is a very great concept...great flowing from your mind...fight from your heart...
    10+++

    lovelots

    Maia (Report) Reply

  • Beauty Philosophy (8/11/2009 2:08:00 AM)

    A very beautiful piece of poetry, deep thoughts and an important theme to dwell on. In DEATH one is supposed to see his microscopic shape before the macroscopic universe...Ironically enough, it's the small and tiny worms who become the kings and the queens to feast on our flesh after death...A great lesson to humans in order for them to wake up and adjust their priorities in life... (Report) Reply

  • Seema Aarella (6/19/2009 3:11:00 AM)

    Very interesting....u have brought out the picture of life and death seen in our surroundings every day, we soon neglect the dead and begin to admire the newly springing life.......a routine visible invisible all around us! (Report) Reply

  • Kranthi Pothineni (3/10/2009 1:42:00 AM)

    Yes the imagery work is really well show cased...a wonderful poem to ponder on...the layout of this poem is also good...it made to visualize the park and many more things what you expressed...Crafting is really good (Report) Reply

  • Anita Blake (6/4/2007 10:42:00 PM)

    beautiful poem and i agree with Virginia it goes to show no matter what life marches on. (Report) Reply

  • Ted Sheridan (3/17/2007 8:00:00 AM)

    Well I just had to read something by someone who had the balls to call anything I wrote condescensing. LOL. (Report) Reply

  • Lisa Emry (2/7/2007 11:42:00 AM)

    Excellent write! Amazing use of imagery and heart. Makes you stop and think about all around us. Good job! (Report) Reply

  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (9/25/2006 2:26:00 AM)

    Beau>>>A Fine Penning, here...Like the structure, crisp & tight...stellar use of imaery...Overall solid Work! ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''FJR (Report) Reply

  • Chantelle Clark (7/14/2006 11:44:00 AM)

    Wow, that is a really good poem. I wrote one that was not on life and death but it was about walking through the park and seeing things in a new persepctive. Seeing all the small beautiful things in life. The poem is called Perspective. I really loved this read! (Report) Reply

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