Francis Duggan

The Truth Of The Matter - Poem by Francis Duggan

The truth of the matter though I wish it were a lie
Is that we eat for to live and we live for to die
The clock on our lives ever ticking away
For everyone there is a last night and day
Nature's Reaper does not spare the lives of the mighty and great
We all in the end share a similar fate
Some die very young long before their life's prime
Whilst others of life in years granted more time
We may think we are important but death is for us all
And we return to Nature like the leaves of the Fall
No man or no woman lives forever more
That is something you would have heard often before
As we age we grow frailer with each passing year
And 'tis not death but the fear of it we seem to fear.

Topic(s) of this poem: lifestyle

Form: Sonnet

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 25, 2016

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