Claude H Oliver II

Freshman - 564 Points (Nov.7,1948 / New York City)

Claude H Oliver II Poems

81. Bon Mot 11/29/2014
82. Now Is 11/30/2014
83. Awareness 8/19/2012
84. Death Lives 8/19/2012
85. Gift 5/29/2013
86. This Gift Of Life 5/17/2013
87. The Unknown 5/17/2013
88. Notes Defined 5/17/2013
89. The Taker 5/17/2013
90. Politics 10/31/2013
91. Sunrise 2/12/2015
92. The Search For Me 2/24/2015
93. In The Dark 3/23/2015
94. Memorial Day Reflections 5/25/2015
95. Growth 6/2/2015
96. Here 6/11/2015
97. Omni 6/11/2015
98. Speeding On Life's Road 10/12/2015
99. Second Childhood 10/15/2015
100. Losses 11/23/2015
101. New York - Awake 1/13/2016
102. Contemplation 3/20/2016
103. Destiny 3/25/2016
104. Deflection 3/25/2016
105. Faces 4/18/2016
106. The Obedient Child 4/18/2016
107. True Love 8/10/2016
108. Be Thankful 8/16/2016
109. America, 5/21/2017
110. You Will Live Until You Die 9/27/2017
111. Misplaced Honor 1/1/2013
112. Rent 1/17/2014
113. Madiba 1/17/2014
114. Noise 2/7/2014
115. Now Is Forever 2/9/2014
116. Casino 8/22/2013
117. City Transit 12/30/2012
118. Poetry 7/6/2012
119. Misfit 7/7/2009
120. How Do We 4/30/2009

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Paradox

When life gives us our first breath
Standing by is our own death
When we breathe our first sigh
We know not our destiny is to die
Life cannot be without death - you see
Life invigorates us to our core
Death extinguishes life to be sure
Yet we cannot have life fully
'Til we know death
Death and life are old inseparable friends
Wherever life is in the house
Death is near the window or door
The unity of breath and death is this
For life to live some must die
Death allows life to survive
How we address this interplay
Is the story of each life each ...

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When I Die

When I die
Do not weep for me
Cry not for lack
For I shall not come back

When I die
Recognize
That my carcass
Was well used

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