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My Life Closed Twice

Rating: 4.7

My life closed twice before its close--
It yet remains to see
If Immortality unveil
A third event to me

So huge, so hopeless to conceive
As these that twice befell.
Parting is all we know of heaven,
And all we need of hell.

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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Sagnik Chakraborty 15 September 2014

The ending lines are of epic proportions! Such a profound poem of sorrow and bereavement composed in such simple words. Incredible!

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Sada Bihari Sahu 11 January 2018

Wow beautifully penned. Thanks for sharing.

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* Sunprincess * 15 June 2016

.............parting is so much like the door closing on life ? an extraordinary write

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Godfrey Morris 19 February 2015

A short but cleaver poem.

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Kim Barney 19 February 2015

John and Sagnik have hit the nail on the head with their comments. When I first read the poem I wondered if she had had two near-death experiences, but it could be indeed that she is referring to the deaths of other loved ones.

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John Richter 19 February 2015

I agree Sagnik.... I would say profound is the exact word. Miss Emily's poetry has been a life-long companion for me and I have never found another poet so intricately able to describe bereavement so very well. I assume the 'life twice lost' refers to the death of her parents, though I know that several of her friends passed away early on also.

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