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So Fast, Demise

Updated on August 7, 2013
Age of Sad II from Maria Popova
Age of Sad II from Maria Popova
old age from ilona
old age from ilona
No man loves life like him that's growing old from Akhil Khatri
No man loves life like him that's growing old from Akhil Khatri
Old age, hard life from Sam.Seyffert
Old age, hard life from Sam.Seyffert
Spent His Life Farming- HDR from JW Vraets
Spent His Life Farming- HDR from JW Vraets
Old Age from Tibor Aknay
Old Age from Tibor Aknay

So Fast, Demise

By Tony DeLorger © 2013

And one by one they fell,

into the blood-soaked earth

lined, weathered bodies,

of flesh and bone,

rotting from birth,

pale and despondent in demise,

joints creaking,

skin sallow,

eyes hollow and pale,

minds vacant and puerile,

lost of purpose,

and crippled in intent.

Forgotten exuberance,

of living,

the excruciation of pain,

and the ecstasy

of pleasures gone,

left, abandoned,

in a numbing haze,

of hunched, sedentary being,

dreams passed, melancholy,

and the fragments

of what was

in conscious life.

We are but a flicker of faint light,

a speck within a speck

of the universe,

and our demise begins at birth

and ensues,

regardless of what we do,

and how we conduct our lives,

yet, we find purpose compelling,

and need to be at peace

with who we are,

and in that,

to pass with a full heart.

Life is momentary on earth,

passing images and sensations,

bereft of reality,

simply the visions of imagination,

a soul with memory,

a mind open to experience,



irrational and impulsive,

always seeking the definitive,

when there is none,

just the passing visions of illusory dreams.

What then do we crave, beyond this our mortal tomb?

Life is a mystery, a puzzle for us to decipher. Yet in the end our lives are so short and relatively meaningless in the sense of an infinite universe, it is up to us to give our lives meaning by what we think and what we do.


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    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      That's my pleasure Michele, so glad you related to my words. Have a greats day.

    • Michele Travis profile image

      Michele Travis 

      5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      This is an amazing poem, so full of words and emotions. The pictures put so much meaning into this poem. This is truly a wonderful poem.

      Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

      Voted up.


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