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Tombstones

February 12, 2014
By Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green


Here lies
The final words of a writer,
Scribbled in black ink--

My goal is to make an impact.
My dream is to impact your life.

You don’t know me, do you?
Ah, but it’s amazing what you can learn
From dribbling words of strangers;
Fragments and pieces of sentences silently
Drip
Drip
Drip
And pour from my heart
In waves.

So distinguish the clichés!
Stamp on judgmental phrases
And march through the days with a smile
Bright enough
To match the sun.
Ensure that the authors who inspire us
Live on
Through the end of time.

Here lies
The continued final words of a writer,
Hastily written for you--

Until death do us part.

Whitman tramped his perpetual journey,
Frost diverged in a yellow wood,
Poe crept in shadows,
Yeats yearned for his beloved,
And Dante figured the ways through Hell.
Graves mount each’s tombs,
But they haven’t truly died.
They say memories live forever in our minds…

So here lies
The final message of a fellow writer,
Crafted into art--

Tombstones can only mark
The end of your life,
But legacies
Live on.



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Hanban12 ELITE said...
on Feb. 21 2014 at 7:18 pm
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green

I'm so happy you enjoyed it so much! Made my day :)

on Feb. 21 2014 at 1:37 pm
BurrThistle GOLD, Jaipur, Other
10 articles 0 photos 162 comments

Favorite Quote:
Write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect

oh, and I liked it so much that i printed a copy of it and pinned it on my softboard. Keep Writing !

on Feb. 20 2014 at 10:55 am
BurrThistle GOLD, Jaipur, Other
10 articles 0 photos 162 comments

Favorite Quote:
Write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect

Simply beautiful. this definately deserved an Editor's Choice or getting printed.  My goal is to make an impact.  My dream is to impact your life These words are going to keep me awake at night. I love how you use "Drip,Drip,Drip". I simply picture a writer bleeding to death on his final  work. Amazing    

on Feb. 17 2014 at 11:02 am
Authorintraining88 GOLD, Somewhere:p, Massachusetts
11 articles 1 photo 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
You are the universe experiencing itself

Your work is breathtaking- this is absolutley beautiful. You are an amazing writer! I love your word choice and the tone you set in your writing. It is moving!