Francis Duggan

We Are Born Small And Naked - Poem by Francis Duggan

We are born small and naked and with very little hair
And in the first few years of our lives we need tender loving care
And before a human being learns to walk the human being learns to crawl
And we live till death the equalizer makes us equal one and all.

We are children of Nature and to her one day we must return
Whether we are buried as an entire corpse or our remains to ashes in a crematorium burn
To be scattered in wood, field or mountain or even out at sea
This journey that I make through life must one day end for me.

Success and complete failure in the end one of the same
For beyond the moment you cease to live you cannot enjoy your wealth and fame
The greatest people in the history of human kind now just a memory
Though they are seen as great and they left the human race enriched by their legacy.

We are born small and naked and one day we must die old or young
For the Reaper will claim the monarch as he claims the unsung
And we too belong to Nature as does every living thing
And every Spring we live to see is nearer to our final Spring.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 27, 2008

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