ifedayo oshin

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A Poet's Bedside Note - Poem by ifedayo oshin

This is not a suicide note
yet not melancholic fate
I do not die
even so I look and lie
check my pulse
for I live in this verse
and in many more you shall find
scribbled of my fingers, bind
by the want of inspiration
all night, I stayed action
for love of poetry
I made time grew weary
and for the sake of rhyme
I denied the due of time
so if I do not rise by morn
please care not, not mourn
and if perchance you find this piece
please, I plead, hold your peace
for surely as lives this verse
I live large, longer than the universe

Expression on the immortality of poet and creative works

Comments about A Poet's Bedside Note by ifedayo oshin

  • (8/29/2011 3:23:00 AM)

    You simply described in this poem the true life of all poets. Because poets don't really die!

    Thank you for writing this.
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  • (8/28/2011 9:04:00 AM)

    wow! That means I can never die too! Because the words, scribbled by my fingers shall forever remain (Report) Reply

  • Cheryl Lynn Moyer-peele (1/3/2009 10:57:00 AM)

    ifedayo -

    We can all only hope to live on through our words, and let those words uplift the lives of those we leave behind.

    Blessings to you - Cheryl
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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 8, 2006

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