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Mortality [CTPWC]

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posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 01:18 PM
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I am merely mortal man
My soul doth seem to cry,
And the curse of being merely mortal
Is that mortal men must die.

Fain would I defeat that death
Hurl insults at my fate
And live at least ten thousand years
Before knocking on Heaven's gate.

Though God's will perchance is not my own
My innermost being doth know
That when my life comes to an end
I am free. I have my soul.

And should my life be filled with pain
'Ere death's agonies come at last,
The blessing of being merely mortal
Is in the end, this too shall pass


This was written for my friend when he died of cancer.




posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 01:19 PM
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I thought you were a woman


Oh I see, you are posting your friends stuff

edit on 1-11-2012 by rickymouse because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 01:28 PM
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Wow.

Nicely done!

SNF



posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 01:45 PM
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Originally posted by rickymouse
reply to post by smyleegrl
 


I thought you were a woman


Oh I see, you are posting your friends stuff

edit on 1-11-2012 by rickymouse because: (no reason given)


Man is considered gender neutral.



posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 01:52 PM
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This poem resonates with me, as I too have lost someone very close to me.. Great poem! I find its always helpful to get stuff out in writing.



posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 04:24 PM
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How truly special your Friend was/is, to draw such emotional words from you. You do him honor.

Des



posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 07:02 PM
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I liked this one very much.

Sorry to hear about your friend


S & F



posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 11:06 PM
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Insightful and true.
I remember a friend of years ago when I was a teenager.
He had the looks the intelligence ect ect.
Yet once he said to me that he would hate for his soul to live forever.
He wanted to rest.
Suffering can come in many forms.
Loss is so traumatic but you cope or you sink.
Great poem thanks.



posted on Nov, 2 2012 @ 01:52 AM
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I only made it through the first stanza before I had to click and flag it. The rest of your poem did not disappoint. Well written and appreciated by this lowly Otter.



posted on Nov, 2 2012 @ 02:18 PM
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Thanks, all!



posted on Nov, 4 2012 @ 05:46 AM
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Nice use of wording and style of reflective prose. It conveys sadness and bleeds that through - as well as showing the determination of the soul in overcoming death. Very nice indeed. S+F

edit on 4-11-2012 by Rubicant13 because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 4 2012 @ 08:35 AM
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Lost my father to cancer. Your poem struck home. s+f
Thank u for sharing it.
Quad




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