Francis Duggan

For All Of Us - Poem by Francis Duggan

Some die very young and some die old and gray
For all of us there will be a last night and day
Many claim that post bodily death the soul has wings to fly
To another World somewhere beyond the sky
Yet any deceased person does not come back to tell
Us of a life after death in a heaven or a hell
The difference between the cow and the sheep and you and i
Is that they do not realize they were born to die
Three score and ten years the average human life span
On average a few years more for a woman than it is for a man
We age rather quickly and time ticks away
And does not wait for anyone as some are known to say
We are born to mortality and this not a lie
And this applies to everyone as well as you and i.

Topic(s) of this poem: life and death

Form: Sonnet

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from 'rhymeonly'

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 4, 2016

Poem Edited: Friday, August 5, 2016

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