Marcus McKinley

Freshman - 990 Points (EARTH)

I'Ll Leave My Memoirs Up To You - Poem by Marcus McKinley

If I died today…

Would I be missed
Would my written word persist
Would I fade into the past
Where memories never last

Would all the poems I write today
Be understood and on display
100 years from now ‘till then
Read anew again and again

Newly discovered poems unpublished
Issued decades after death
Shedding new light on a life extinguished
Or was it really my last breath

All the fame I will never see
Evident through history
Appreciated by a rare few
The talents that they see in me

Who will write my biography?

Who will unravel my mystery?
And the complex simplicity
In all the lines of poetry
That I undyingly present to you

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 1, 2010

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