Immortality Poem by Walter W. Safar


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The more you try to reveal it, the bigger life's mystery is.
In the golden sarcophagus, many a sovereign found his eternal home,
Those who wanted to become immortal while they lived.
The greater the tomb, the closer you are the immortality, was their motto.
The fewer zeroes there are in your account,
The more of a zero you are in life, their motto is.
The children of the wealthy and the poor learn about artists in school,
Artists whose mother was poverty,
And death covered them in the purple veil of immortality;

The more you try to reveal it, the bigger life's mystery is.
Many artists found their eternal home in small graves,
Artists who barely got by while they were alive, yet became immortal.

The more you try to reveal it, the bigger life's mystery is.
While dictators march the valley of death singing dead poets' verses,
As if they can buy their way into immortality with stolen verses,
While tyrants unquenchably hungry for authority and power
Prosecute the free-minded people,
The songwriter, the poet of life, sings odes to freedom
On his old guitar - the magic harp of peace:
„Let freedom be your shield,
The soul your impenetrable castle,
In your fight against the forces of evil."
Many have been imprisoned in dungeons for these golden words,
Yet they were free, more so than their hangmen.
For these sacred verses they are ready to sacrifice their lives,
Just like frontline soldiers,
Marching towards immortality with their heads held high;

The more you try to reveal it, the bigger life's mystery is.
Some are ready to hunger to keep their soul,
Some are ready to sell it off for power and money
To end up in a golden sarcophagus eventually.
Decaying bodies know no immortality,
Only the soul is eternal.
The more you try to reveal it, the bigger immortality's mystery is.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Topic(s) of this poem: life and death
Ramesh T A 02 January 2019

Indeed soul is immortal and not and never the decaying bodies! Thanks for sharing this poem of yours here, my friend!

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M Asim Nehal 02 January 2019

Profound and thought provoking poem, We all try to leave our impact in one or the other way but this world is going to perish one day. All our exercise is for futile achievements called Immortality. You nailed it with your thoughtful poem, thanks for inviting me to read this poem. Stay Blessed.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 02 January 2019

Fascinating poem on Immortality. few good examples to read here. This is a dashing theme and well worded in a fantastic write. I have enjoyed this a very lot. Good examples to be read. Immortality, a delicate subject to comprehend deeper. Thank you for sharing.

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Dr Antony Theodore 02 January 2019

The more you try to reveal it, the bigger life's mystery is Keeping their hunger in their soul. Only the soul is eternal... there were so many quotes in your poem which i could pick up and present again and again. loved your philosophy, your simplicity, your nobility...... thank u. tony

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Savita Tyagi 20 January 2019

Very profound thoughts. Mysteries of life are never fully revealed.More we learn more we get amazed.

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Luz Hanaii 14 January 2019

Amazing work, rich and deep lines to meditate upon. Thank you for sharing

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Akham Nilabirdhwaja Singh 04 January 2019

Only the soul is immortal while others perish.A nice thought provoking poem on life and death.

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Louis Rams 02 January 2019

a very impressive write and thoughts to ponder

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Edward Kofi Louis 02 January 2019

Life's mystery! ! ! ! There are more questions than answers! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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