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December 9, 2010
By akell PLATINUM, Asheville, North Carolina
akell PLATINUM, Asheville, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
There can be no society without poetry, but society can never be realized as poetry, it is never poetic. Sometimes the two terms seek to break apart. They cannot.
-Octavio Paz


I long to live all the days of my life.
Death will not be received when
Squeezing the doorknob,
For I am locked away to the trees,
Locked away to the leaves.
They encompass me and to the Earth,
I am a servant.
Pleasantly, I sit at the feet of the
Wisest mountain.
And when I ascend to the clouds,
I will breathe the air of many
Years past, and many years to come.
I am immortal, and so it will seem
For all the days of my life.
The door is unlocked and ajar.
I am embraced by a familiar man.
Death shall now sit in my place,
As I take a step outside of
This abode and onto the stoop,
Into a new world.


The author's comments:
Carpe Diem. Death is but a passage.

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Sarbear said...
on Jan. 17 2011 at 3:23 pm
I know right...sometimes when I get in the flow of writing, everything just comes out and I read it over and over trying to understand from what I was inspired by or where the words came from.

akell PLATINUM said...
on Jan. 17 2011 at 3:10 pm
akell PLATINUM, Asheville, North Carolina
26 articles 0 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
There can be no society without poetry, but society can never be realized as poetry, it is never poetic. Sometimes the two terms seek to break apart. They cannot.
-Octavio Paz

Even I, the author, read it again and again to truly breathe the message I am trying to get across. Thank you, dear:) 

Sarbear GOLD said...
on Jan. 17 2011 at 3:03 pm
Sarbear GOLD, Milan, Ohio
10 articles 4 photos 489 comments

Favorite Quote:
--Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away from them and you have their shoes.
--When life gives you lemons, squirt them in people's eyes.

This is a great piece. I love it when I have to read a poem over and over  to fully grasp what the writer wanted to get across. Once again, you did a great job.


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