Austyne Thomas

We Die Before We Die

Dont ax me not 2 speak of death
4 one day it surely wld come
& when finally that day it does
even mighty men shall fall.
Young & old & bold & new
it neva gives a clue
as much as it can, many or few
who knows it might be You.
The pain it brngs 2 those it meets
leaves us with cold feets
but yt u say dnt spk of it
as guilty with the blow it hits.
It takes some happiness & sorrows away
& most times leave a hole
but yt we c it com again
& still our hands we fold.
From thence we hear a deafening cry
a ma' has lost her child
& yet each day, with these fake smiles
we know we'ld someday die.
You see this life we live is a lie
I say this with a sigh
A life we know that death can buy
We die before we die.

Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 17, 2008

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  • Namita Rani PandaNamita Rani Panda (5/17/2018 1:38:00 AM)

    Highly philosophical

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  • Elena Daniela (8/16/2009 1:36:00 PM)

    Death is a sad and mysterious truism that we have to accept. We start learning it by accepting the lost of those close to us, till the day our turn comes....
    No wonder that people are inspired of it...
    Your poem is full of meaning and nicely written. Thank you for sharing!
    Similar thought I found to another poet, Magda Isanos and the translation of two of her poetries you may find below:
    http: //www.poemhunter.com/poem/soon-we-ll-die/
    http: //www.poemhunter.com/poem/the-grass-3/

    Take care!

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  • Abbie gorsuch (12/18/2008 4:02:00 PM)

    very nicely done! i think this poem is written very well... and i like it a lot! ! =) keep writing and ill keep reading :)

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  • Sulaiman Mohd YusofSulaiman Mohd Yusof (12/17/2008 11:30:00 PM)

    Well you can say that too ' we die before we die ' when no ones elses could help you when you need it and when you loose someones so precious in your life.Nice writes Austyne.

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  • Clark Dark (12/17/2008 5:14:00 PM)

    I love the conclusion to your poem, 'We die before we die.' 'Though this may already be understood it comes across as profound and insightful. Nicely done...

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