David McLansky

(5/24/1944 / New York City)

When The Bell Tolls


Should I with love
Answer silent
And not reply
My loving tyrant;
Know that I
Am dead and gone;
In death, allied,
No will responds.

Should I with love
Answer silent,
Despite your needs,
My cosmic guidant,
Know that I
Am dead and gone,
My life confined
From then
Thereon.

Should I with love
Answer silent,
Despite your pleas,
My self-reliant,
Know that I
Am dead and gone,
My life refrain
From now
Hereon.

Submitted: Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

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