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The Conclusion

Rating: 3.2

EVEN such is Time, that takes in trust
Our youth, our joys, our all we have,
And pays us but with earth and dust;
   Who in the dark and silent grave,
When we have wander'd all our ways,
Shuts up the story of our days;
But from this earth, this grave, this dust,
My God shall raise me up, I trust.

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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Ramesh T A 21 September 2011

Even though everything closes one's identity at the end, Sir Walter Raleigh's faith in God is quite optimistic at the end of the poem!

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Joseph Poewhit 21 September 2009

Sort of says life is a dance of folly, to be concluded by GODS judgment.

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Joseph Karimoni 21 September 2013

wow...what a conclusion!

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Into dust shall returneth All that the Almighty gaveth So shed your ego while the sun still shineth And very humbly go when your time cometh..... (Facts of life very well put by Sir Walter R)

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Valentin Savin 21 September 2013

We all know that we come and go. Sooner or later. Into the dark and silent grave, And there is no return back. Yet we hope for the better.

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Paresh Chakra 09 December 2018

This is a very good poem

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* Sunprincess * 23 December 2014

........this is a great poem of time.....time gives and time takes away leaving us with nothing...but earth and dust.....love the conclusion of this poem...

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Abekah Emmanuel 21 September 2014

Indeed a masterpiece... the brutality of death is nicely demystified by the hope of life. Great poem.

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Aftab Alam Khursheed 21 September 2014

This wonderful beautiful poem is about the fate of living..and in second part biblical reference or holy reference - Faith on the day of judgement- Resurrection the dooms day the final conclusion nice one

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Rosalinda Flores Rosevoc 21 September 2013

In God we trust. And so shall we be from the beginning until the end. Thank you dear Poet!

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