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According To Death

Rating: 3.8

With others old and gray,
Or not so old at all—Maybe they will
Mostly be fair haired and young,
If it should be a tragedy. Who knows?
But this is known, I will die some day
When Death comes to collect that part of
Me that he sees fit to remain,
To gather me up— a silhouette
Of the somber procession upon the hill
Backlit by a tired sun— The busy insects will

Eat what is left, the scuttling carnivores,
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Chinedu Dike 04 February 2017

Indeed, dust to dust is a must and we shall all accord to death. An insightful philosophical poem, well articulated and nicely penned in beautiful diction with conviction. Thanks for sharing Robert.

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Kim Barney 03 January 2016

Very nice. I especially enjoyed these lines: a silhouette Of the somber procession upon the hill Backlit by a tired sun— The busy insects will Eat what is left, the scuttling carnivores, Nature’s vacuum cleaners

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Abdulrazak Aralimatti 27 August 2015

Truly, death will take us away one day towards a new beginning with new thoughts and new Endurance Loved reading the poem

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Rajesh Thankappan 14 January 2015

At all. Maybe we will be like the egg in the nest in the crook of a branch Of an expansive tree. Laying there in our nooks waiting to hatch again To be filled with new thoughts, like the river’s changing gown, We will become again something we never before were. A very beautiful poem expressing your expectations from death. Excellent work.

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Kristian Lorenzen 27 February 2014

Brilliant! ! ! I Now images of Persona flicker before my inner eye :)

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Barbara Nixon 24 January 2013

Easily one of the best poems I've ever read...10

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Patti Masterman 12 July 2009

Wow nothing can be added to this, and it doesn't need an embellishment from anybody. I'm afraid if Death is after good writers..you may not be around that much longer. (smile)

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lovely poem..truth all the way..10

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Chuck Petz 12 November 2008

Heavy, but well said.It is written'Man that is born of woman is of few days, and full of trouble'.

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Frank Cannon 30 July 2008

Statistically you shall follow after me but, I'm almost sure, some branch of physics would have you following before me but, until either scenario comes to pass, we will not know if I shall be able to read your collected works on the far off bank of the river styx! !

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