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Epitaph For A Common Man

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Epitaph For A Common Man

Will you leave this life
Without a murmur or a whimper
Be cast down to the depths below
In a hallowed tomb of timber

You did not exit stage left
To the sound of thunderous applause
Or the scream of heavy bombardment
Or some tearing tiger claws

To all the men who slipped away, unnoticed
Here is ye're epitaph
We looked at the world with unblinking eyes
And all we could do was laugh

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  1. Date: 7/25/2009 1:02:00 PM
    Wow, I love this one, Robert. Most of us slip away "unnoticed." Lack of recognition or love drives some artists (like Van Gogh) totally mad. But it is far better to view this with a sense of humor. This goes to my favorites! Best Wishes, Carolyn

  1. Date: 7/2/2009 10:20:00 PM
    Interesting perspective, my friend. Ruben.

  1. Date: 5/5/2009 3:09:00 PM
    Nice poem.

  1. Date: 4/29/2009 10:55:00 PM
    we looked at the world with unblinking eyes-i love this verse and this poem is wonderfully penned----charma