Posts tagged ‘life and death’

November 19, 2019

Sentenced

by Nick Anthony

My first thought
When my daughter was born
Was that I just killed someone.

Her gurgling cries of life
Contrasted with the ominous, death tone
Of her mother’s solemn flatline.

And as the doctors hung their heads,
Declaring my lovely wife dead,
I realized I had just killed again.

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October 15, 2018

Transitory

by Abigail Gronway

As clouds cannot one moment hold their form,
So life moves on through weariness and mirth,
And death is more significant than birth.

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September 16, 2018

Adieu!

by Bhavya Prabhakar, India

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See the sky

shining blue

color of trust

in a game of thrust.

 

Gaze at the sun

shining bright

color of light

in a game of must.

 

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August 24, 2018

THE TROLLEY DILEMMA – YOU HOLD LIFE AND DEATH IN YOUR HAND! HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL DIE BECAUSE OF WHAT YOU DO??

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

We Are Brought Up Knowing Right From Wrong And Taught To
Do The Right Thing.   What Happens When Things Are Not
Black And White But Rather Shades Of Gray And Moral Decisions
Are Not Clear Cut But Situational???

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January 1, 2018

And So It Begins

by HemmingPlay

And so it begins, again,
that urge to shrink from
the cool touch of machines;
the hushed offices,
the looks of concern,
the competent compassion.
Maddening, imprecise precision–
“the blood test found something, we
need to do more tests…..
something’s there
on her scans…”
a blurry, thicker patch there,
spots on bone, lung, breast, too.

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August 22, 2017

Dragonfly

by Nick Anthony

The rotting corpse of a dragonfly
Hangs over hung-headed commuters
Like a pterodactyl fossil in Fukui,
Forever aloft on calcified wings
For children to look up and wonder:
From what mysterious realm did you come?

But beneath the fossilized dragonfly,
No such wide-eyed adolescents pass by.
This Train Station of Natural History’s only patrons
Are closed-eyed, downtrodden business men:
Too busy catching up on sleep walking
To raise their gaze above the floor.

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July 9, 2017

Dead Horse

by The Cardinal

dead horseBetter here to cease than the knackers yard
A wild hearted beast that lived fast and died hard.

Better to have fallen than led away to be rendered
To have died on the hoof than gone lame and surrendered.

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July 9, 2017

Weep Not

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Weep not, dear ones, for I’m not there
In casket cold or graveyard bare.

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June 27, 2017

Hunger

by Linda Lee Lyberg

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Hunger

-Linda Lee Lyberg

The demons of grief
Stand at my heart’s door
Scratching and biting,
Always begging for more.

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June 26, 2017

Fly Away to Heaven

by Angela Umphers Rueger

“O that I had wings like a dove,
For then would I fly away and be at rest!”
Frequently I have yearned within my breast

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June 16, 2017

The Princess and Her Buddy

by Angela Umphers Rueger

There was a lovely princess
Who lived short time ago;

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June 14, 2017

Orders

by Abigail Gronway

Once they stood in straight rows at attention,
Awaiting orders from the high command.
To keep their nation free was their intention,
And so they bravely fought and took their stand.
But order turned to chaos. Bombs illumined
The battlefield now torn and stained with blood.

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April 24, 2017

Sakura

by Nick Anthony

Snow still sits atop the highest peaks
Like vanilla icing dripping
From rocky road ice cream cones,
Shining, sleek with sweat
From its battle with the Sun.

Down by the lake,
playfully shimmering water
shines a halo around the pink tutu
Of Cherry Blossom ballerinas,
Dancing aloft with a woodwind breeze.

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February 1, 2017

The Poppy (Part 2)

by The Cardinal

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Dear little poppy, you are growing in the mud, lavishly enriched with my own spilled blood.

Dear little poppy your petals are so red. T’was upon this very spot I was shot in the head.

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January 19, 2017

Life is a Breath

by Morgan

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Life is a Breath
cast upon a writhing sea
foaming breakers churning in the din
as the Last Breath Lingers
Before it Begins

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December 29, 2016

Forever Glow

by markfahmy

forever-glow

At some point the rivers of your life will suddenly stop,
your time will have come to leave this world behind.
And that little heart of yours will cease to hop,
while your soul starts floating towards the light it tries to find.

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September 29, 2016

Lights

by Morgan

lights

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Out from under

Into the out from beneath

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September 6, 2016

Life and Death – lying side by side.

by Sandeep

I see two bodies
Lying side by side,
Identical in form and appearance.

What is surprising is
That they look just like me.

So, now we are three of us here!

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April 21, 2016

Recollections

by Morgan

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She speaks in Subtle Whispers

And

He shouts in Thunderous Tones

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March 30, 2016

Be not deceived

by Poetry and Literature by Sofia Kioroglou

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Death never forgets.
Our sins will haunt and
find us out so beware
Be not deceived;
God is not mocked:
for whatsoever a man soweth,
that shall he also reap

March 25, 2016

Sentinel

by Morgan

GOLDEN

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Bird of Golden Flame

.

Warrior of Ancient Birth

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February 28, 2016

Emergence

by Morgan

Emergence

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Shadows Beyond Sight

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February 12, 2016

Be not deceived

by Poetry and Literature by Sofia Kioroglou
Death never forgets.
Your sins will find you out
and come home to roost
So, "Be not deceived; God is not mocked:
for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap
February 6, 2016

Life Breathing

by Morgan

Life Breathing

Life Breathed through your Shade

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June 30, 2015

Dichotomy

by Morgan

Lace

 

Whispers Speak as Shadows Fall,

Primordial Silken Silent Pall,

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May 8, 2014

An Odyssey Called Life

by Bastet
We Wordle #17

We Wordle #17 – Red Wolf Poems

An Odyssey Called Life

Through the mists of time
My boat sailed up an unknown channel
Limpid was the river water
Between the willowed banks

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August 5, 2013

Inviolate

by willowmarie

Sight of Passage

 These are the eyes

Of an older madonna-

Eyes once mistaken,

Forsaken and seared-

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