Relay Of Life

January 23, 2011
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Life is no more than a continuous relay
Taken for granted as we recklessly play

A baby is born
New life we adorn

Wriggling and screaming with joy
Does not matter if it is a girl or boy

An elder dies
Who will hear our cries

With no one on whom to rely
We shrivel up and die

Miracles have lost their shine
Predetermined by another’s design

The only real question is time
When we go and who we leave behind

Same people different faces
Set in different times and places

Replaced by blinded bodies whirling about
Remaining never will we die out

Perpetually spinning round within
The never ending circle of life therein

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leafy This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 31, 2011 at 7:47 pm
this poem is pretty good, and i also especially like the last few stanzas. the only thing is that in a couple places the flow is a bit off, but i still think this poem is pretty good
Dreamer_2012 said...
Mar. 22, 2011 at 3:47 pm
I really like this one =). I really like the phrase that is fourth from the bottom about time. =)
Camii said...
Mar. 13, 2011 at 1:13 pm

i really liked it! it's good! i liked the structure of the rhymes.


EddyB replied...
Mar. 14, 2011 at 7:39 am

Loved the whole thing ^_^

especially the ending <3

DaughterofEvil said...
Feb. 21, 2011 at 6:31 pm

I certainly enjoyed this poem. At first, I thought of Shakespeare's famous speech in As You Like It, the one that begins, "All the world's a stage, all the men and women merely players."

Considering this made of The Bard himself, simply bravo. I'm looking forward to seeing more excellence from you.

DaughterofEvil replied...
Feb. 21, 2011 at 6:32 pm
Made me think of The Bard' ...I'm terribly sorry for that...
nisirocks said...
Feb. 15, 2011 at 6:15 pm

Absolutely Amazing! 

Loved it!

I completely understand how this poem was extracted. I realli love it

Raytheraym said...
Feb. 11, 2011 at 9:03 pm
Wow, I really like it. I especially like the last few lines. Very good.
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