Eddie Roa

Rookie (June 22,1942 / Manila. Philippines)

Death Does Not Live Here Anymore


Death does not live here anymore
Stripped of name but one with the north wind
And the one who lives west of the moon
Whose meat has been minced, stripped raw to the bone

She will be recognized with brilliant signs
Senseless she made better sense
Heavy leaded soles break free to rise above the sea
Lovers come and go but love remains

Death does not live here anymore
Nor in the deep chasms of the sea
Those about to die do not die easily
Bodies racked in agony, hamstrings stretched

Straining torture racks creak yet not break
But even hearts with strong faith shall snap
And primal evil prevail in west of the moon
Death does not live here anymore

Submitted: Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Form:


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Death Does Not Live Here Anymore by Eddie Roa )

  • Rookie - 12 Points Fay Slimm (1/19/2009 11:48:00 PM)

    Strong and dark this one - - and some of the imagery is compelling - - a verse to re-read, and some more - - with each reading new truth unfolds....... so good....Fay (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Eddie Roa (1/19/2009 4:28:00 AM)

    Comatose, I hope this helps. It's about us fighting the tyranny of death an end that we are all heir to. The line in reference to the east of the sun and west of the mind alludes to a norwegian fairy tale regarding a cursed prince who was turned into a polar bear but in the end love prevails. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie comatose (1/17/2009 11:17:00 PM)

    i dont think i understand what its about, but i think if i do i will find this poem good, its well written, i hope sometime youll explain this one to me (Report) Reply

Read all 3 comments »

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. If, Rudyard Kipling
  7. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  9. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  10. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
[Hata Bildir]