Dennis O'Driscoll

(1 January 1954 - / Thurles, County Tipperary)

Life - Poem by Dennis O'Driscoll

Life gives
us something
to live for:
we will do
whatever it takes
to make it last.
Kill in just wars
for its survival.
Wolf fast-food
during half-time breaks.
Wash down
chemical cocktails,
as prescribed.
Soak up
hospital radiation.
Prey on kidneys
at roadside pile-ups.
Take heart
from anything
that might
conceivably grant it
a new lease.
We would give
a right hand
to prolong it.
Cannot imagine
living without it.


Comments about Life by Dennis O'Driscoll

  • (2/1/2012 2:34:00 PM)


    It's all about life! (Report) Reply

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  • (1/16/2012 8:50:00 AM)


    Quite smart, or to be more precise, amazing. Bravo! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 16, 2012

Poem Edited: Monday, January 16, 2012


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