Lyn Paul

Bronze Star - 5,128 Points (17.03.1965)

The Early Grave

The Early Grave was opened; It was waiting to be filled
By someone that was dying or just not wanting to be healed
It was surrounded by natures beauty, close by was the Cemetery gate
A thoroughfare for all and those awaiting their fate
The Early Grave had beauty with the soil a gardeners delight
But of course it was not for planting and to many it was a traumatic sight
It was filled with answers, particularly in the dead of the night

The Early Grave did not discriminate, it took the wealthy and the poor
It often took the healthy and those troubled by the law
Don't run from this Early Grave just live life to your best
When you have dreamed your dreams and swallowed your time, then at peace you shall rest
Do plan your escape if you feel you are 'Knocking on Heavens Door'
Swallow some good health and try to LIVE a little more

Copyright Reserved May 2014

Submitted: Sunday, September 15, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Topic of this poem: death


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  • Rookie - 561 Points Shahzia Batool (9/27/2013 1:09:00 AM)

    Everything is here Lyn, in this trying to Live a little more... but how? that is the question...sometimes treading on the pavements of life is quite beyond the following of the road map! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 245 Points David Wood (9/21/2013 5:40:00 AM)

    Everything in the universe has to die, that is part of life, but we have to live life in the 'now' and not in the past. The past is over and the future yet to come. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 934 Points Unwritten Soul (9/19/2013 11:41:00 PM)

    You know death is sure, no matter how hard we tried to run, it will comes and time is the deliverance that sending us now...i like the words you decorate here...yes lately i was surrounded with this feeling too_Soul (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,706 Points Valerie Dohren (9/19/2013 10:17:00 AM)

    Good health is never to be taken for granted, and we should all endeavour to live life to the full. Great advice Lyn, and very well written. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 206 Points Dee Corpolongo (9/18/2013 12:42:00 PM)

    I really love this very true poem, written in your usual 'great advice to ponder' way....
    Thanks for yet another wonderful way of looking at things poem from the heart! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 15,003 Points Valsa George (9/17/2013 11:42:00 PM)

    Death is a reality..from which no one has an escape... but never look for an early grave. Live as long as you can and if possible as sound and as joyful as you can! Great message Lyn... and a beautiful poem! (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 6,602 Points Geetha Jayakumar (9/16/2013 10:16:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem on Early Grave. Live a life to the best, till you feel a Knocking on Heaven's door.Loved reading it.. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,217 Points Pradip Chattopadhyay (9/16/2013 3:21:00 AM)

    Don't run from this Early Grave just live life to your best
    When you have dreamed your dreams and swallowed your time, then at peace you shall rest

    This is brilliant poetry, Lyn. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 858 Points Thomas A Robinson (9/16/2013 1:43:00 AM)

    Just a knocking, now rattling heavens door
    Let me in, why have you locked the door
    Open up this world 's so cold
    Open please if I am not to bold
    Don't send me back to that hellish place
    It would embarass my ashen face
    One last ring and I do an about face
    Ah! the land of the living, not too bad a place. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 248 Points Danny Draper (9/15/2013 3:44:00 AM)

    Great thoughts and some fine imagery. A great message to live as long as possible and hopefully as well as possible. (Report) Reply

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