to live

January 20, 2010
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to live
is to live eternally.

to live in the asylum of the lost
to live with guilt and pain
to forget my faith
and neglect my hope is

still living.
and living eternally.

i know what i have done
i know where i am going
and i know who i will meet.
i will know the master of death but yet i am

still living
and living eternally.

i will reside among the ashes
i will walk amidst the flames
they will brand me with the iron of shame
yet still i realize, in this personal inferno, that

to live
is to live eternally.

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Flicka said...
Feb. 11, 2010 at 9:03 am
Hi Tar, it is me Gramma Arlene. Great poem that Aunt Laura brought up for me. Keep on writing, with love
tara* replied...
Feb. 11, 2010 at 12:04 pm
Hello! thank you, Hope everything is good with you.
a fan said...
Feb. 8, 2010 at 11:41 am
The frightened but determined voice carries this poem upward from despair toward transcendent through a careful and thorough engagement with the power of the language. Teenink .com does the author no favors when they lay out a poem by first cutting it in half--but it survives through its own power anyway. BRAVO! What's next?
tara* replied...
Feb. 9, 2010 at 2:15 pm
welll thank you...I agree I was a little upset when the layout came so broken up... I have no idea what is next sometimes I don't even know where to start...thank you for commenting!
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