To Die

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To Die

You don't have to stop breathing to die,
Life continues even in your death,
You look around at others just as dead as you,
Some don't realize it yet, But they died long ago,
You see it in their eyes, The way they speak,
They gave up, They gave in, They don't care,
There is no Obit. written to tell us why,
It's just that life sort of passed them by,
How many dates can you put on a headstone?
In what degrees has death taken it's toll?
How many times can one die or live?
Only to die, Day after day and still be alive,
You breath....................................................

5/7/09 Richard(PHOENIX)Cartledge (c)

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marykkeen commented on To Die

05-10-2009

I got that totally!

Gman9259 commented on To Die

05-09-2009

I can't remember who wrote it but went something like this: "the coward dies a thousand times before his death, but the Valiant dies but once" Actually, we all breathe on... by permission and grace. Like it

jeanieblue commented on To Die

05-09-2009

Thought provoking. I always heard that when we near the end of this life, we don't regret the things we did but instead, we regret the things we didn't do. I don't totally agree. I feel that if we don't do the things that fulfill us, in a way, it's a death to a part of us. In turn, not regretting some of the things we did would be self-centered and insensitive and would also be a death to a part of our soul.

GODSGIRL1516 commented on To Die

05-09-2009

I really like this poem..dark poetry is one of my favorite forms of poetry. I dont think any of mine are as good as yours though....

Poetry is what is lost in translation.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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