Denis O'Driscoll

Rookie (January 1, 1954- / Thurles / County Tipperary)

Life - Poem by Denis O'Driscoll

Life gives
us something
to live for:
we will do
whatever it takes
to make it last.
Kill in just wars
for its survival.
Wolf fast-food
during half-time breaks.
Wash down
chemical cocktails,
as prescribed.
Soak up
hospital radiation.
Prey on kidneys
at roadside pile-ups.
Take heart
from anything
that might
conceivably grant it
a new lease.
We would give
a right hand
to prolong it.
Cannot imagine
living without it.


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 15, 2012



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