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The Essence of Life & Death

July 20, 2013
By AcidRoses SILVER, Elmont, New York
AcidRoses SILVER, Elmont, New York
8 articles 0 photos 106 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Many that live deserve death and some that have died deserve life, can you give that to them? Do not be to hasty to deal out death and judgement, even the very wise cannot see all ends."

"Can't get no more free randy!"

I spent hours learning how to tie my shoes; and in one minute I undid them.

Nobody ever told me it’d be that easy. Nobody ever told me that the knot that I spent so long trying to tie could be so effortlessly undone. Nobody ever told me that in an instant someone could vanish from this world; that they could flat line into nothingness with a bucket of tears trying to make their flower sprout again… to no avail.

Life is temporary. Death’s permanence stinks of drunken rage, and emotional irregularity. Nobody ever told me that the warmest of hearts could ever go cold. Nobody ever told me that this splendid woman could ever leave this earth. She barely spoke a word of English; I doubt she even knew how to say Death in this new and intricate tongue… it took her nonetheless. Who would've known that she’d toil for 80 sum odd years to be whisked away in the matter of seconds.

Life is marked by undeniable struggle. Death reeks of infinite solitude. Nobody ever told me that an elegant symphony could be brought to halt, in total silence. Nobody ever told me that the as the music reached its last echo off those walls, they’d reached their last breaths. Nobody ever told me that they would never get the chance to mourn themselves. The music blasted loud in their ears… it however, did not wake up their corpses thereafter.

One day, on the beach, a young boy lay down on the sand building himself a sand castle. All night, he built and built and as the sun gave way to the night, so did his skepticism to pride. At last after hours of hardship he had finished… and then the tide came in. Nobody ever told him that on that evening the “high tide,” would be 30 feet tall. Nobody told him that in the matter seconds, his sand castle would be gone.

Life is an enigmatic mother who picks her favorites. Death is a brooding father, whose children he’ll never abandon.
Nobody ever told me these things. Nobody had to tell me.
I learned it all that day with the lingering sound of Sponge-Bob in the background…
“Loopty Loop & pull…”

The author's comments:
Call me a Gleek but this was inspired by the untimely death of Cory Monteith.

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Lilia PLATINUM said...
on Aug. 1 2013 at 6:47 pm
Lilia PLATINUM, El Cajon, California
22 articles 14 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder. ~ Rumi

I love this very much. It is sad, and painfully true. keep writing dude

Zolenz DIAMOND said...
on Jul. 24 2013 at 7:27 pm
Zolenz DIAMOND, Musquodoboit Harbour, NS, Other
65 articles 0 photos 173 comments

Favorite Quote:
The pain that have cost us, the evils which have never happened.
- Thomas Jefferson

Its good and strong. it conveys a concret idea and is sad. yeah i think cory's death shocked everyone. Its not in stanzas, or look like a poem buts its a good article and thought provoking.