Michelle Claus


Mortality's been on my mind.
Our story is quick and unkind:
At once we are born
fulfilled and forlorn.
The End. No time to rewind.

There are those who propose we persist
and that life does not cease to exist.
Supposing they're right,
I'll dabble, delight;
the idea is hard to resist.

A middleman marches along
and croons a beautiful song.
He scratches his beard,
thinks, 'Life's really weird, '
then kisses his wife slow and strong.
*Perhaps the second line could read, 'and croons a Milligan song.'

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Submitted: Friday, February 27, 2015

Topic of this poem: life

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  • Gold Star - 6,927 Points Khairul Ahsan (3/1/2015 12:03:00 AM)

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on 'Life'. My thoughts too are akin to those expressed in the first stanza.
    Loved the philosophical tone of the poem. And,
    'then kisses his wife slow and strong' - Loved this line too.
    By the way, what is a 'Milligan song'? Couldn't grasp the end fully for not knowing its meaning.
    A very nice poem, over all. (Report) Reply

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