Ivy Christou


I Would Rather Fade Away - Poem by Ivy Christou

If my world were about to end
I would probably let my existence fade away,
Without saying a last word
Or writing a letter to mark my presence.
I would rather disappear as quietly and namelessly
As I came in the first place.
All I hope is that my love for everyone
would not be a secret by then
or a scared assumption,
and that clouds are see-through
when you stare at them from above.


Comments about I Would Rather Fade Away by Ivy Christou

  • Georgios Venetopoulos (1/22/2013 3:47:00 AM)


    It reminded me (only abstractly of Maria Polydouri) . I loved it! Come back, wherever you may be. (Report) Reply

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  • (3/24/2006 1:52:00 PM)


    You really do have a wonderful sight of heart.Love Duncan (Report) Reply

  • (10/21/2005 11:18:00 AM)


    This is beautiful, Ivy and I agree with Sean that the last few lines are superb. I would change the word 'was' to 'were' (to go with 'if') but other than that, you have written a lovely poem.

    Raynette
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  • (10/14/2005 2:55:00 PM)


    Ivy, this is a great poem even though you write about the world ending.
    I love the last few lines: 'and that clouds are see-through when you stare at them from above.'
    What a beautiful thought.
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  • (10/8/2005 4:21:00 PM)


    I couldn't agree more, and applaude your ideas. Very well written, Ivy. I'll be looking forward to more of your thoughts. (Report) Reply

  • (10/8/2005 3:01:00 PM)


    Nice, I really like the last two lines. I think you meant to say 'you stare *AT* them from above', though. Also the poem might read stronger if you removed 'probably' from the second line. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 8, 2005

Poem Edited: Thursday, December 15, 2005


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