Sara Militello

Silver Star - 4,144 Points (Tampa, Florida)

Epitaph - Poem by Sara Militello

Epitaph

Death finally claims all
whether slinking inside a fearful skin
or walking proud and fearless then:
With this thought in mind
I chose to live my life
without the mask so many wear
and weather supine.
Now in the autumn of my years
without the mask that never was
I know I've done alright;
for a life genuinely lived
is possible to us all.
I did it worldly-wise and free.
No one can rightfully say to me,
'You had no right to be'
‘cause I've already been, you see.

May 25,1995

Topic(s) of this poem: lifestyle

Form: Free Verse


Poet's Notes about The Poem

None of my poems are ever considered by me, to be finished. I can be driving along, not seeming to be thinking at all, and suddenly I think of one of my poems and how I'd like to exchange a word here and there to make the thought more precisely what I want to say. I usually cannot get home fast enough to make the changes.

I'm not alone in this activity. I have read the biographies of many poets and many of them say they do the same thing. A poem is alive, not static.

Does anyone believe a poem bloomed into the form it's in when first shared with others?

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 8, 2016


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