poet Hebert Logerie

Hebert Logerie

Death

It's a phenomenon
It's an oxymoron
She takes us wherever she wants
Whenever she wants.

She says farewell
Haphazardly when we think all is well
And extemporaneously when the Almighty Man
In Heaven
Wants to gather His children.

Death always comes as a surprise
It's a pain that does not discriminate
Against small and big prize
Against the poodle and the isolate.

At will, she takes us by the hand
Escorts us to the Rand
To our last home, to the sepulture
Like a refuse of Mother Nature.

It's a phenomenon
It's losing oneself in nothingness
Where there is no coward, no superman
No powerful king and no dazzling princess.

Copyright© June 2009, Hebert Logerie, All Rights Reserved
Hébert Logerie is the author of two new poetry books:
"Mounts and Valleys of Love" and "Monts et Vallées de l'Amour"

La Mort

C'est un phénomène,
Elle nous emmène
Où elle veut,
Quand elle veut.

Elle fait son adieu,
Au moment le plus inopportun,
A l'heure où Dieu
Rassemble ses défunts.

La mort est toujours une surprise,
Une peine qui jamais ne méprise
Ni les pauvres, ni les riches,
Ni les lycaons dans leurs niches.

Elle nous tient par les mains,
Nous accompagne au dernier chemin,
A notre dernière demeure, au cimetière,
Comme une chose, comme une matière.

C'est un phénomène,
C'est se perdre dans le néant
Où il n'y a ni poltron, ni géant,
Où il n'y a ni grand roi, ni belle reine.

Copyright© Juin 2009, Hebert Logerie, Tous Droits Réservés
Hébert Logerie est l'auteur de deux nouveaux recueils de poèmes:
"Mounts and Valleys of Love" and "Monts et Vallées de l'Amour"

Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 25, 2009
Poem Edited: Tuesday, February 28, 2012

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  • Charles Clegg (12/20/2009 7:20:00 PM)

    I like this one. At first It sound like me, then suddenly is different and abstract. A fne mind wrote this.. Congratulations!

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  • Marcella D (8/31/2009 3:55:00 PM)

    how creative and sad at the same time

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  • Ravi SathasivamRavi Sathasivam (8/29/2009 12:27:00 AM)

    Another great poem from you. Well penned
    Life like a cycle. Live and die. No regret.
    Thanks for sharing with me

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  • Krishnarasa Seshadri (8/28/2009 11:00:00 PM)

    The concept of Death the Leveller! La mort rend tout egale!

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  • Louis RamsLouis Rams (8/27/2009 7:24:00 PM)

    in death as well in living, there is no discrimination.
    as the lord says 'there is a time for living and a time for dying'.
    they took away to great icons, but! their names will live on.

    a ten

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  • Aubrey silverAubrey silver (8/22/2009 10:01:00 PM)

    wonderful and sheer brilence i do declare you are a great poet
    keep writing and please read my new poem

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  • Doha Ewiess (8/22/2009 3:56:00 AM)

    Look friend...i dont think death is so cruel as you think...its a fact...and im sure that always God sends us the best...even if it is death...i know it makes us sad...but we have to overcome our sadness....regardless to all that...your poem is great :)

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  • Beauty Philosophy (8/8/2009 1:09:00 AM)

    Death, is the only true but cruel fact on this earth...good write! Your poem echoes my poem: The fair Ghost of Death. I invite you to read it and leave ur comments. Thnx.

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  • Amy (8/2/2009 9:21:00 AM)

    that was amazing
    great write

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  • Aparna Sinha (7/29/2009 1:18:00 AM)

    I am thrilled... excellent write..

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  • Aekg Navrilith (7/26/2009 4:55:00 PM)

    another splendid write keep up the good work. (like how you translated into french as well lovely idea) .

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  • Sarah AbdullahSarah Abdullah (7/16/2009 9:28:00 PM)

    It’s a phenomenon
    It’s losing oneself in nothingness
    Where there is no coward, no superman
    No powerful king and no dazzling princess.

    Amazing lines.....
    the whole poem is wonderfuly summarised in these lines...

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  • Isaac MaliyaIsaac Maliya (7/16/2009 3:47:00 PM)

    It’s a phenomenon
    It’s losing oneself in nothingness
    Where there is no coward, no superman
    No powerful king and no dazzling princess.

    I like the way you have summarised the death phenomenon in the last stanza. Wonderful piece my friend. May his soul rest in peace!

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  • Sakthi Ravichandran (7/13/2009 2:07:00 AM)

    It’s a phenomenon
    It’s an oxymoron

    NICE Death makes a man and his life as nothing in this universe.Who ever may be inlife
    he is nothing Yes nothing.Except few are exceptions living in this world by fame and
    regards
    nice
    saktheee

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  • Henry Brown (7/10/2009 1:30:00 AM)

    This would make a good rap song. I felt the beat as I read it. Although not a Michael Jackson fan I recognise the pure genious of the man. You have honoured him. Well done

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  • Allan Macli BorgesAllan Macli Borges (7/9/2009 8:52:00 PM)

    the artist lives for his art... mj will never die coz his art will never be forget... not for me!

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  • Chhavi Anupam (7/9/2009 6:55:00 AM)

    Dear Herbert
    liked the poem >My heart cries for Michael Jackson. How tough it must have been for him to transcend his own suffering self to give such music on which youngsters swooned.
    He tried very hard...but death took him away.
    chhavi

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  • Josephine DunnJosephine Dunn (7/8/2009 10:12:00 AM)

    I wish my French was better - c'est tres bon en Francais :)

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  • Noel Horlanda (7/8/2009 4:15:00 AM)

    A simple but meaningful tribute to the King and a member of Charlie's angles. Wherever they are now, peace be with them.Remember - death comes in the night like a theft. Thanks...

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  • Vanita Thakkar (7/7/2009 12:35:00 PM)

    Great tribute to MJ. Art makes man immortal. Very well written poem.
    Vanita.

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