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Death's Lament

April 3, 2012
By thatgirl99 BRONZE, Darien, Connecticut
thatgirl99 BRONZE, Darien, Connecticut
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Even the petals have vanished
Of memorial tokens left by those who remember.
Even I have lost track of the time
Of the last living being who passed through here.
Even the inscribed letters of those lain down to rest, speak
Of a tongue I know not of.
Even I stand among a sea of faces,
Of which I can no longer recognize who they once were.
And even I know that,
Of all these forgotten souls you will one day join them.

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on Apr. 6 2013 at 7:11 am
drewnowater PLATINUM, Danville, Kentucky
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Wow! Very impactful! I really like this poem because it addresses the issue death in a generic way but then ends very specifically with a bang!