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Death's Lament

Even the petals have vanished
Of memorial tokens left by those who remember.
Even I have lost track of the time
Of the last living being who passed through here.
Even the inscribed letters of those lain down to rest, speak
Of a tongue I know not of.
Even I stand among a sea of faces,
Of which I can no longer recognize who they once were.
And even I know that,
Of all these forgotten souls you will one day join them.



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drewnowater This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 6, 2013 at 7:11 am:
Wow! Very impactful! I really like this poem because it addresses the issue death in a generic way but then ends very specifically with a bang!
 
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