Valsa George


Twin Cinquains - Life/ Death


LIFE
Bitter, sweet
Inviting, challenging, defeating
A tight rope walk
Adventurous!

DEATH
Impish, invincible
Stifling, benumbing, terminating
A departure to anonymity
Sleep!

Submitted: Friday, July 12, 2013
Edited: Friday, July 12, 2013

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  • Shahzia Batool (7/17/2013 3:13:00 AM)

    there are two sides to everything, so is the case with life and death...life is not always bitter, death is not stifling for everyone...situations differ, yes, but life is a tight rope walk, and yes, death is a sleep! i like your presentation of the subject you chose! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Dinesh Nair (7/16/2013 8:06:00 AM)

    Life is bitter for many and perhaps sweet for a few.It often invites us to enjoy, challenge us to take on and defeat us sometimes.It is a tight rope walk for us forced to the circus of living. But its adventure makes it livable for a life time.

    Death on the other hand, is Impish in its monstrous form and remains ever invincible for all. It is stifling as it should be and benumbing in effect and it terminates us for ever. It books our ticket for our departure to anonymity and next we sleep eternally.

    There is no way out... a birth not asked for terminated by death not aspired for...... (Report) Reply

  • David Wood (7/12/2013 5:43:00 AM)

    Two concepts with different endings captured perfectly in your words. A good write Valsa (Report) Reply

  • Anthony Di''anno (7/12/2013 4:21:00 AM)

    I love the way you have written this Valsa. You have captured the essence of life and death perfectly. I especially enjoyed the image of death has being impish :) (Report) Reply

  • Elena Sandu (7/12/2013 3:05:00 AM)

    Wow! We may think and feel the of same thing very different, but this is what makes life interesting and beautiful. I loved The cinquain for life, in my vision could fit for death also. Wonderful pen, thank you for share! (Report) Reply

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