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The Gift of Life

April 2, 2013
By Frodoforever PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
Frodoforever PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
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Why do I live
simply to pass?
Why do I rejoice
To one day fall silent?
Maybe I'm immortal
But the individual is not.
I swallow my life
to pass it on
I join humanity's bulb
to carry on the tradition
of vitality, of love
So our world, however small
thunders with our cries
yet our cheers
our rage
yet our ecstasy
our death
yet our rebirth.

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on Apr. 8 2013 at 10:30 pm
laurengerhard SILVER, South Windsor, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"I am gone quite mad with the knowledge of accepting the overwhelming number of things I can never know, places I can never go, and people I can never be." -Sylvia Plath

Your wording and enjambment are beautiful. I like the way you write.

on Apr. 7 2013 at 11:22 pm
transparantspirit434 PLATINUM, Farmington, New Mexico
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Favorite Quote:
I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. -Hebrews 13:5

This is beautiful. I love it.