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Immortality

By , Great Falls, MT
Everyone says they want immortality.
Never aging, getting old, is it really worth the cost?
In truth, when death approaches; we’re all afraid to pay the fee.

Living forever is a curse; not a legacy;
For pretty soon you are alone and lost.
Everyone says they want to live forever.

Where would you be without family?
When you can live forever, you’re all you got.
In truth, when death approaches; we’re all afraid to pay the fee.

Is it worth it to keep repeating reality?
To be immortal, this is the cost.
Everyone says they want immortality.

You’ll regret your decision before a century;
And beg for a change in your story’s plot.
In truth, when death approaches; we’re all afraid to pay the fee.

Whether you are granted this new-life key,
Or not; you would still experience much loss.
Everyone says they want immortality.
But in truth, when death approaches; we’re all afraid to pay the fee.





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Selena said...
Apr. 6, 2011 at 2:05 am
I love the fact that this poem seems to be written by someone who is immortal and understands the true price of immortality.  Everyone seems to think that it would be awesome to live forever and this poem reminds us of why it isn't necessarily what people think it will be.
 
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