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A Shadow

Rating: 2.8

I said unto myself, if I were dead,
What would befall these children? What would be
Their fate, who now are looking up to me
For help and furtherance? Their lives, I said,
Would be a volume wherein I have read
But the first chapters, and no longer see
To read the rest of their dear history,
So full of beauty and so full of dread.
Be comforted; the world is very old,
And generations pass, as they have passed,

A troop of shadows moving with the sun;
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Mahtab Bangalee 31 August 2019

Thousands of times has the old tale been told; The world belongs to those who come the last, They will find hope and strength as we have done/// EXCELLENT, it's really a profound expression on the feelings of life//// greatest 10+

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Uche Nwanze 31 August 2019

A very insightful poem deserving poem of the day.

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Paul Amrod 31 August 2019

This illustrious poet found a profound way of trusting the essence of humanity to exist forever.

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paul amrod 31 August 2019

This illustrious poet found a profound way of trusting the essence of humanity to exist forever.

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Rajnish Manga 31 August 2019

A beautiful poem with a philosophical message for a meaningful life. Thanks, PH.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 31 August 2019

The world belongs to those who come the last, They will find hope and strength as we have done....so touching and true. A beautiful poem is amazingly shared.

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Bijay Kant Dubey 31 August 2019

A shadow talking to a shadow, what it in living, passing days, in sun and warmth? How to live a life? How to tell the tale of life? What about the glory and basking in sun? How to rear up a generation looking up to in utter thankfulness? How to dream the days of theirs who are yet to grow up and come to expectation? It is a poem of suppose you, just suppose you that the poet is dead.

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Dr. antony theodore 31 August 2019

The world belongs to those who come the last, They will find hope and strength as we have done. noble views.. tony

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Thabani Khumalo 31 August 2019

I am fond of the clime you've from which you have taken this piece. This is from an area of truth and nothing. you are indeed a poet... I do so swear. On this work I will rate you a ten.

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Ruta Mohapatra 31 August 2019

Wonderful thoughts, wonderful lines, especially the last one!

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