Momento Mori

August 11, 2011
By Victory_Of_The_People SILVER, Haverhill, Massachusetts
Victory_Of_The_People SILVER, Haverhill, Massachusetts
9 articles 0 photos 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
I would rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not


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.


The author's comments:
Momento Mori is Latin for Remember your mortality or, literally translated, remember you will die. I wrote this after seeing a painting a friend of mine did.

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on Sep. 17 2011 at 3:12 pm
Victory_Of_The_People SILVER, Haverhill, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
I would rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not

Thanks! I'm really glad you like it! :)

on Sep. 17 2011 at 3:11 am
DragonRiddler BRONZE, Meadow Vista, California
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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.

on Sep. 10 2011 at 10:40 pm
Victory_Of_The_People SILVER, Haverhill, Massachusetts
9 articles 0 photos 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
I would rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not

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!

MLStamp SILVER said...
on Sep. 5 2011 at 7:29 pm
MLStamp SILVER, Annandale, Virginia
8 articles 0 photos 35 comments

Favorite Quote:
Thats what we all are. Ameteurs. We don't live long enough to become anything else. -Charlie Chaplin

It's so good, you portrayed the same message throughout the poem and I never got bored :)

on Aug. 28 2011 at 6:45 pm
Victory_Of_The_People SILVER, Haverhill, Massachusetts
9 articles 0 photos 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
I would rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not

Thank you! I try :)

on Aug. 28 2011 at 5:19 pm
secrets_of_silence GOLD, Gisborne, Other
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Favorite Quote:
life had i loved the more
had it but passed away
as quietly as the day
ebbs from the darkening star.


-emanuel litvinoff

i think this is your best peice nikki

well done



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