Francis Duggan

Since Like Them - Poem by Francis Duggan

Since like them one day i am destined to die
Are the creatures i eat less mortals than i
Many of them die young to feed us whilst we multiply
Does right to life only to the human kind Apply?
Humans through engineering, science and technology have achieved greatness and we are led to believe soon
That earthlings will migrate to planets beyond the moon
But from the reaper of lives no place for us to hide
That death is part of life ought not to be denied
For the human kind three score and ten years is the average life span
By a few years most women do outlive the man
And though the positive legacy of some great people for centuries live on
After the very last breath of life from them has gone
The achievements of their successful lives we may well celebrate
But they were born as mortals like the creatures they ate.

Topic(s) of this poem: life

Form: Sonnet

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 10, 2016

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