Beyond The Gallows Poem by Chris Noir

Beyond The Gallows

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'Look beyond the gallows! ',
said to me a priest,
'for if you repent, your doom you'll prevent,
and you need not fear God in least! '

'Look beyond the gallows! '
Philosopher said,
'And when you are gone, your works will go on,
and live long after you are dead! '

'Look beyond the gallows! '
Said my friend to me,
'And long after you perish, your memory, I'll cherish
You will be remembered, as fondly as can be! '

'Look beyond the gallows! '
Said my lassie fair
'And I will never find, such love you left behind,
And never will I stop crying in despair! '

'Look beyond the gallows! '
Whispered a fellow thief,
'I'll make some smoke and cut the rope,
And insure our release! '

'You just make a touching speech,
About the loss of life and joy,
And when we escape needles to say,
We'll have plenty of that to exploit! '

Needless to say, I ran a way,
With my criminal old friend,
I left that place, without a trace,
And once more my life began.

So i leave the priest to his god,
And philosopher with deeds,
I leave my wife with heart of strife,
And my friends memories!

I leave behind, and I don't mind,
It's life that I value most,
I'd rather be a refugee,
A convict, rather than a ghost!

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Topic(s) of this poem: death,friendship,god,life,reason
A reasonable look to value of life.
Chinedu Dike 22 June 2018

A poignant rendition of words set aside for honest reflection. I loved the rhyme of profundity and reality. An insightful creation. Thanks for sharing Chris.

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Akhtar Jawad 19 October 2017

Life viewed intelligenly, and impressively and thoughts presented nicely. One may or may not agree with it but at least one starts thinking after reading this poem. Thinking leads to the truths.

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Chris Noir 19 October 2017

That was the intention, thank you kindly!

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