poet Robert Rorabeck

Robert Rorabeck

According To Death

With others old and gray,
Or not so old at all—Maybe they will
Mostly be fair haired and young,
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  • Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike (2/4/2017 7:55:00 PM)

    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 BarneyKim Barney (1/3/2016 11:39:00 PM)

    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 AralimattiAbdulrazak Aralimatti (8/27/2015 11:05:00 PM)

    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 ThankappanRajesh Thankappan (1/14/2015 11:07:00 PM)

    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 LorenzenKristian Lorenzen (2/27/2014 3:08:00 AM)

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

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  • Barbara NixonBarbara Nixon (1/24/2013 6:47:00 AM)

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

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  • Patti Masterman (7/12/2009 9:50:00 PM)

    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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  • Samanyan Lakshminarayanan (1/17/2009 12:57:00 AM)

    lovely poem..truth all the way..10

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  • Chuck Petz (11/12/2008 12:21:00 AM)

    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 (7/30/2008 12:58:00 PM)

    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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  • Ted Sheridan (8/18/2007 4:18:00 AM)

    What you say is very true. I see death as just part of a long trip...kind of like traveling across the country and then you come to Texas....

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  • Linda OriLinda Ori (8/12/2007 1:38:00 AM)

    Some very deep contemplation going on here, Robert. What is Death, afterall? We can only speculate, since we won't come back to tell about it, or maybe we will? In this lifetime or the next. Like 'an egg in the nest waiting to hatch again'........I like that concept. Nicely done, Robert.
    Linda :)

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