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A New Poem About the Passage of Life

Updated on January 8, 2017

Release Me, a Poem About Death

Albert Bierstadt [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Albert Bierstadt [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The Raven by. Edgar Allan Poe. Reading by Vincent Price

A New Poem

The following poem is both about the passage of time and the passage of life.

As I sat at my desk the other day, my thoughts were on yet another bought of writer’s block. I also thought about how many things I still want to accomplish before I die. It occurred to me that almost all of us probably die with tasks unfinished, or dreams unfulfilled. Thus this poem was born.

As I Fade

As the sun goes down on my story

I have horses unridden,

And dreams once forbidden

Now all are forgiven.

Another day comes:

Not for him,

Not for her,

Definitely not for me.

The future:

How fast it bleeds

Into the past!

Alone in the dark I will listen.

My tears still glisten

And glide down my face

In helpless disgrace.

I will pray

For those who will live

For another day.

Poems about Dying

Do you enjoy poems about death or dying?

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See page for author [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
See page for author [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons


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      Lee Cloak 3 years ago

      Very interesting writing, great to read, thanks!

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      Rosabel 3 years ago

      It's good to get a fresh way of lonokig at it.

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      Firmanjuga 3 years ago

      - 2013.1.25 13:22Is true who can be optimistic, can ovreocme all problems that arise in life There are people who can be defeated by small problems are people who can win big problems it all depends on the physical structure of each