A Time To Die

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    A Time To Die

    I watched death today

    Watched death have its way

    I even watched death pray

     

    I talked with death today

    And walked with death astray

    To hear what death had to say

     

    Then

    I went home

     

    What can I say?

    Every so often

    We must go out there

    And play the game

    To remind us of what death is

    And that everyone is not the same

    On death day

     

    I loved death today

    Loved it and got paid

    I looked the other way

     

    I warned death today

    I said "Go away, and don't come back"

     

    Then

    I went home to stay

     

     

    John Christopher

    1986

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    Chaos128 commented on A Time To Die

    12-09-2009

    That’s a hard-bitten philosophy you’ve got there, Johnny4444. Death’s been playing with loaded dice for quite some time; does my heart good to see somebody take the old boy down a peg, ha ha. Nice work!

    Crush commented on A Time To Die

    08-11-2009

    okay, i am officially impressed. your style is free and it never lets you stop being entertained, if you will. thank u.

    Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does.

    Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) U.S. poet.

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