life and death

May 7, 2009
By windswift DIAMOND, Arvada, Colorado
windswift DIAMOND, Arvada, Colorado
80 articles 0 photos 91 comments

Favorite Quote:
let it burn, suffering teaches the soul; let it grow, love nourishes the heart.


life and death
twas the middle of night,
when peril tookits flight,
wieghing the measures of life and death,
for the reaper may steal your last breath,
or he may choose to let you live,
and either way it is his greatest gift to give,
but the one you hope that he doesnt choose,
is the one that garuntees you will lose,
but tonight you live and life is yours to keep,
so cherish it when you go to sleep,
for the reaper may come at any time,
then my warning will be nothing but a simple ryme.


The author's comments:
this piece was brought to life one night when i was playing a game of chess and recieved a call. one of my best friends had gotten into an acciddent and was seriously injured. after visiting him i got right to work. i wanted something thati could dedicate to him, and out of that thought came this poem. i hope that you enjoyed it.

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on Oct. 14 2011 at 9:13 pm
windswift DIAMOND, Arvada, Colorado
80 articles 0 photos 91 comments

Favorite Quote:
let it burn, suffering teaches the soul; let it grow, love nourishes the heart.

i try to fill my poems with emotion, it makes them more powerful and hopefully inluential.  i will always be a writer, i just cant see a life without it, it wouldnt make sense to me.  thank you

on Aug. 27 2011 at 6:32 pm
xBaByGiRrL22x PLATINUM, Pearl River, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"The goal isn't to live forever, but create something that will."
"If you wanna go, baby let's go; if you wanna rock, I'm ready to roll.''
"No one ever said it'd be easy. They just said it'd be worth it." <3

This is really, really good.It's full of feeling to the very end. I can feel the honest emotion in all your poems. Please keep writing(:

on May. 14 2009 at 7:00 pm
windswift DIAMOND, Arvada, Colorado
80 articles 0 photos 91 comments

Favorite Quote:
let it burn, suffering teaches the soul; let it grow, love nourishes the heart.

thank you for your kind comment. it brought me a feeling of relief and joy.

on May. 13 2009 at 11:00 pm
Inkspired PLATINUM, Whitby, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"If one will scoff at the study of language, how, save in terms of language, will one scoff?" - Mario Pei
"I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die." Isaac Asimov

Wonderful, full of truth and feeling. A message in a bottle, a warning. Amazing and powerful. Wow.


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