Daniel Artemas Harmon

Rookie (May 10,1965 / Berkeley, Ca.)

Pass on what you know


Body, you say, or soul,
not understanding the whole.
When worms crawl through your brain
nothing of soul will remain-
there is no separate role.

Flick on the light: It will glow.
Flick it off and it will go.
So, when you die, will your mind,
go out and leave nothing behind
unless you pass on what you know.

And if you know nothing, like me,
you'll simply go pfft! and not be.

Submitted: Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Edited: Sunday, May 01, 2011

Form:


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

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 (Pass on what you know by Daniel Artemas Harmon )

Enter the verification code :

  • Rookie - 1 Points Isam Hussain (3/16/2011 10:40:00 AM)

    You express a valid point well; but the brain is just another organ like the rest. It functions but does not create what is already created (the soul) . You are not what you pass on; you are already you and and will always be. Make sure that you are good. (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  4. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  5. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  6. If, Rudyard Kipling
  7. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  8. A Red, Red Rose, Robert Burns
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  10. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep, Mary Elizabeth Frye

Poem of the Day

poet Christopher Marlowe

It lies not in our power to love or hate,
For will in us is overruled by fate.
When two are stripped, long ere the course begin,
We wish that one should love, the other win;

...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. Death, Sydney Bramer
  2. Moving on, Sydney Bramer
  3. Forever Missed, Sydney Bramer
  4. Please Know (I'm Near), Michael P. McParland
  5. Gone, Sydney Bramer
  6. I am Thou, Tushar Ray
  7. My entangled particle, john thanh le
  8. Half Alive, Katherine Perry
  9. Land of opportunities, gajanan mishra
  10. Buzzards, Mark Heathcote
[Hata Bildir]