Andre Veilleux

Rookie (September 23,1986 / Sudbury, Ontario, Canada)

A Life Of Death, Or The Death Of Life

Poem by Andre Veilleux

So my question to you is simple and yet sharp as a knife,
Are you living a life of death or the death of your life?
Is death coming suddenly, or are you just wasting away?
Which of these morose questions holds the truth I cannot say,
With one hand you're watching your life decay,
On the other you're waiting for your last day,
Whichever of these statements you feel is true,
The end of your life is all it comes down to.


Comments about A Life Of Death, Or The Death Of Life by Andre Veilleux

  • Dr Shakira NandiniDr Shakira Nandini (10/27/2018 7:43:00 AM)

    https: //www.poemhunter.com/poem/life-passing-living-skills/(Report)Reply

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  • Haidee Majola (7/2/2018 4:34:00 AM)

    A question oft we shy away from. Especially when life we live is death and we stick with it. Yet if there is a death a burial must follow. This is much like hiding a corpse inside oneself as life. But what's dead cannot be hidden for it starts to stink. Your poem is beautiful in it's silent challenge.(Report)Reply

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  • Mohit KatyalMohit Katyal (7/11/2017 1:48:00 AM)

    very nice usage of words.. life of death or daeth of life(Report)Reply

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (8/25/2015 9:23:00 AM)

    Are you living a life of death or the death of your life?
    a pregnant question . the answer we shall find shall be always positive. that is the poet's sublime duty.
    we shall fill this world with joyful answers. thank you.(Report)Reply

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  • Ramesh T ARamesh T A (8/3/2015 11:35:00 AM)

    End of life is sure for the lady and so, it just waits to accept her destiny!(Report)Reply

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  • Lenny CamachoLenny Camacho (8/3/2015 10:51:00 AM)

    nice work... two questions worthy of attention...(Report)Reply

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  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (8/3/2015 8:24:00 AM)

    Sometimes the questions might appear to be simplistic but the answers are not that simple to come by. Is it because the matter is that of life and death? The poem leaves a very painful feeling.(Report)Reply

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  • Edgar StevensEdgar Stevens (8/3/2015 6:56:00 AM)

    it has a lot of meaning for sure....(Report)Reply

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  • Emma Rogers (9/23/2009 6:13:00 PM)

    wow that is realy good and meaningful :)(Report)Reply

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  • Amraa Piric (6/21/2009 4:34:00 AM)

    That is beatiful and good :)(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Poem Edited: Friday, October 29, 2010