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The Suicide's Argument

Rating: 3.4

Ere the birth of my life, if I wished it or no
No question was asked me--it could not be so !
If the life was the question, a thing sent to try
And to live on be YES; what can NO be ? to die.


Is't returned, as 'twas sent ? Is't no worse for the wear ?
Think first, what you ARE ! Call to mind what you WERE !
I gave you innocence, I gave you hope,

Gave health, and genius, and an ample scope,
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Undead Perez 23 June 2010

Everyone needs to stop over-analyzing the poem. I mean if theres anything to discuss, then do indeed discuss the utterly amazing feeling it leaves behind after reading it. No one will ever know what Samuel Taylor Coleridge meant or was feeling when he wrote this. Maybe, thats a good thing because perhaps its purpose is to help you all find the meaning for yourself on your own accounts not with what you think he was trying to portray. Just relish in the beauty of this awesome poem and be content with that :)

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Highly recommendable poem for avoiding such destruction oneself his own life called suicide.

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Pranab K Chakraborty 23 June 2012

Two lines I think emerge violently from the whole writing for the SUICIDER which I consider as the manifesto to take the decision of committing OR not-committing suicide: 1] Think first, what you ARE! Call to mind what you WERE! 2] Then die-if die you dare! After all suicide is the last weapon to confront the intense adversity for a non-compromising personality. The Poem is a brave work to give suicide an institutional recognition. Nice put from the old master. Pranab k chakraborty

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Merry Virgo 23 June 2010

wow....Im glad i saw you here my dearest ...you are my favorite poet you know that? hehe....I am so blessed I found you here... now I can read all your poems... nice one... god bless.... yours, merrypens

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Alien 13 November 2020

WOW,its marvelous

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AIDss 05 November 2018

Some gay and some more gay

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No idea 26 August 2019

This inappropriate dude!

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Preet 20 July 2018

Heart touching Poem

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Sase Vardhni 04 October 2017

A poem that conveys the importance of life in an inquisitive manner

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Maveriqué Richard 30 August 2016

Didactic in every sense. Never left same after going through this.

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