Dave Alan Walker

Gold Star - 4,807 Points (Pudsey, Leeds)

The Living And The Dead - Poem by Dave Alan Walker

As the wind blows
Through the spirits
Of the dead

We feel the shivers
Upon our spines
As our souls intertwine
Like ivy through a loop fence

We know we are alive
But could soon be dead

As breathing
Is the only thing
That divides
The living and the dead

Comments about The Living And The Dead by Dave Alan Walker

  • Dee Corpolongo (11/3/2012 8:16:00 PM)

    ah....so true....thank you....You summed it all up so effectively. (Report) Reply

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  • (2/8/2012 4:27:00 PM)

    This shld b a poem tht our young ppl
    Read...they have no idea bout life and death...
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  • (11/8/2011 9:08:00 AM)

    i like this poem.. It gets deep, if you really just take a seat and think about the living and the dead? I love this theme... (Report) Reply

  • (11/7/2011 7:16:00 AM)

    So true, very thin line between life and death. I loved how you skillfully econocomised words but still wrote a great write. (Report) Reply

  • (9/19/2011 2:53:00 PM)

    Good write dave. Simple. (Report) Reply

  • (9/19/2011 1:17:00 PM)

    great poem, the fourth stanza gives it a nice final touch (Report) Reply

  • (9/18/2011 2:14:00 PM)

    the simile in the second stanza is very interesting, it makes me think of how brittle the barrier between life and death is and how we often think about the concept of death and dying. A simply written poem, but also a very thought provoking one. (Report) Reply

  • (9/18/2011 8:58:00 AM)

    Once again, you've presented a brilliant concept in a beautiful poem. Great work. (Report) Reply

  • (9/18/2011 5:15:00 AM)

    I like it, i like how it flows and ends abruptly with the word 'dead' read in the three stanzas, it reinforces the feeling of dead, dead, dead. (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (9/17/2011 8:47:00 AM)

    I just like it and re read again......So if you think you alive call your soul in you when you feel that you just made of stone coz only dead has no soul...Cant get enough with the poem :) _Unwritten Soul (Report) Reply

  • (9/11/2011 11:09:00 AM)

    Beautifully crafted. Philosophical. I will read more of yours. (Report) Reply

  • (9/10/2011 10:12:00 AM)

    Very good poem, dark yet unavoidable subject matter lends such strength to it, wonderfully written. (Report) Reply

  • Enyinwa Okechukwu Enyinwa (9/7/2011 10:16:00 AM)

    Nice set of work, the flows are great and real.. keep it coming. (Report) Reply

  • Enyinwa Okechukwu Enyinwa (9/7/2011 10:16:00 AM)

    Nice set of work, the flows are great and real.. keep it coming. (Report) Reply

  • Enyinwa Okechukwu Enyinwa (9/7/2011 10:15:00 AM)

    Nice set of work, the flows are great and real.. keep it coming. (Report) Reply

  • Seun Bewaji (9/7/2011 6:35:00 AM)

    great throught! keep it up. (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (9/4/2011 9:44:00 AM)

    You know Dave, when i read this i remember something i call a way of life...For me we now walking in a narrow road, we walk through it and called it as the age..Our the left side is dead and right is life...we dont know when we will meet the end of the road, we now on the right side but maybe sooner we flip to the left and death is our next road...the death road still a mystery road, coz whoever use the road ever back to life road...i wonder what it bring us...Back to the present we walked so far, some people walk too far in this very narrow road till all hair turn grey some still young...will we shaking and give up (with life challenge) before we end the road...So mystery and you now remind me..like this write_Unwritten Soul (Report) Reply

  • (9/3/2011 7:43:00 AM)

    That was really a fantastic piece Dave..thanx for the invite..really enjoyed reading it..might even add it to my favourites list..short but meaningful..great flow..10. (Report) Reply

  • (9/2/2011 4:07:00 PM)

    man, i like this one.... like the shadowy feeling! really like the drifting back and forth between darkness and light. great job! (Report) Reply

  • (9/2/2011 12:13:00 PM)

    Good flow, a good poem, and the ideas are haunting. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, September 2, 2011

Poem Edited: Saturday, February 4, 2012

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