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Immortal as we may think we are 
We will end up one day 
Having lived but now no more 

When we live and breathe we often think not
Of death and its inevitability
We give ourselves unrealistic odds
That make us feel we can outlive
The march of time 
And the advance of death 

An expensive hole in the ground 
Is without doubt our only claim to posterity
Even infamy cannot outlast 
Those that remember us

We trod this earth today
Not often realising how vast 
Is humanity’s history
And that we individually may have
Only a small part to play 
In the game of living

One day we exist 
The next we no longer breathe

Our short term thinking 
Lends us an air of superiority over those expired
But as dust we will inevitably end our journey

Undressed of our flesh 
We will lie awaiting 
A possible resurrection
And recladding of our clay mould 

Dust to dust 
Ashes to ashes
A hole in the ground a place some know better 
Than a life lived 
Existence not even a faint memory 

We build epitaphs 
To prove we once existed 
Yet those that remember will also be forgotten 
A sad state it is 
When a person who was remembered once 
Is no more known or thought of
He fades away like the wind 

The cemetery 
That waiting house for the after-life
Will alway win the day

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