Momento Mori

August 11, 2011
Remember your mortality,
Remember you must die,
And each day is but a breath,
a second in our lives.

Recall that you are human
and someday shall decay.
but your memory, your name
will never fade away.

Kiss the sun, sweet child
dance beneath the stars,
for this could be your final day
the end is never far

Paint a smile on a strangers face,
and live each moment to its best
and when you die, go in peace
embrace eternal rest

write your name into the hearts
of everyone you find
gift them with your kindness
and you shall never be far from mind

or you can chose to fade to dust
a gravestone in the dark
a faceless angel in the night
and leave no broken heart

Remember your mortality,
Remember you will die,
and how your soul is thought of
is dependent on your life

So as the moments turn to dust
and you witness the end of all you see
know your ghost is never far
Momento Mori.

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DragonRiddler said...
Sept. 17, 2011 at 3:11 am
I love how love how the dark and light themes complement each other in this, like it is both foreboding and encouraging at the same time.
Victory_Of_The_People replied...
Sept. 17, 2011 at 3:12 pm
Thanks! I'm really glad you like it! :)
meli-meli said...
Sept. 5, 2011 at 7:29 pm
It's so good, you portrayed the same message throughout the poem and I never got bored :)
Victory_Of_The_People replied...
Sept. 10, 2011 at 10:40 pm
Thanks a lot! I acually tend to jump around a lot when writing, so I tried really hard to stay on track with this. I'm glad you like it!
miracle_of_hope said...
Aug. 28, 2011 at 5:19 pm

i think this is your best peice nikki

well done

Nikki_13 replied...
Aug. 28, 2011 at 6:45 pm
Thank you! I try :)
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