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The Dead

You know as well as I do
the dead don't stay interested in us living people very long
Gradually, they lose hold of the earth
and the ambition they had
and the pleasure they had
and the things they suffered
and the people they loved
That's the way I put it
And they stay here while the earth part of them burns away
Waiting for the eternal part in them to come out clear
What's left when memory is gone and your identity?
They no longer have to reach out for a hand to save them
For their pain vanishes

Copyright © Jennifer Neri

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  1. Date: 7/12/2013 10:16:00 AM
    This is very good and I think I agree with you. Once we leave this earth - our pain is gone. Thanks for sharing..... Lucilla

  1. Date: 7/5/2013 9:20:00 PM
    Very nice poem!!