The Irony of Death

August 27, 2011
By Swindlewick SILVER, ..., Washington
Swindlewick SILVER, ..., Washington
8 articles 2 photos 51 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I do not agree with what you have to say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." ~Voltaire


In Death, no man will find he reigns;
No king who liv'd of opulence
Will rule the man of lifelong pains;
In mortal wealth, no dominance.

The wretched worms shan't be more fine
That feast upon the rich mens' hides,
Than those that of my corpse shall dine;
In fashion, no greater taste resides.

The fortunate man in life shall rot,
And no longer shall he be preserved,
Nor the wealths he so immoderately sought,
Than any corpse in life deserved.

The iron of Death is so:
Of no man's matter more gorgeous flowers grow.


The author's comments:
I got the idea from Brave New World, wierdly, when Bernard was mentioning that Alphas and Epsilons both produced equal amounts of gas when they're cremated.

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on May. 17 2012 at 6:19 am
QueenOfMars GOLD, Mumbai, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep.
And miles to go before I sleep
And miles to go before I sleep"

Dude, do you realize that you write like a professional poet? Or wait, are you one? This is fantastic... Absolutely-err,what do I say?- fantastic!

on Oct. 24 2011 at 9:35 am
Swindlewick SILVER, ..., Washington
8 articles 2 photos 51 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I do not agree with what you have to say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." ~Voltaire

The second to last line has a typo. Iron is meant to be Irony.




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