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We Are Dying

we are dying
we are fading like the setting sun
we are dying
each and everyone
we are living
collecting experiences
to take or to leave behind
we are dying
in body and in mind
who are we 
a shadow of our former selves
who are we
once a treasure
now like dusty ornaments
sitting on abandoned shelves
we are dying
a little everyday
we are dying
as we lean over coffins and pray
we are living
but we know not why
we are dying
along the way we laugh and cry
we are dying
like the autumn leaves
we are dying
as we rush to live our dreams
we are dying

Forgive me for this one. I know it isn't uplifting.

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  1. Date: 12/19/2012 7:19:00 PM
    A nice write here..Uplifting it sure wasn't.. But it spoke to my heart...With feelings.

  1. Date: 11/26/2012 1:42:00 AM
    Poetry to most poets is a form of self therapy, all thats bottled up inside gets put down by pen and scribe, no apology for that Lori, blessings, Carl

    Hopkins Avatar Lori Hopkins
    Date: 11/26/2012 1:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, it may seem dark and depressing to many but getting it out through writing and other forms of artistic expression can keep your sanity! Thank you for reading. :)
  1. Date: 11/20/2012 11:11:00 AM
    Lori ..... live today ... what tomorrow will bring, no one can know. - Have a wonderful day. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Hopkins Avatar Lori Hopkins
    Date: 11/26/2012 1:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for reading and although the words are dark, my heart is lighter after I get them out. :)
  1. Date: 11/20/2012 9:52:00 AM
    If the message is yours, it is always OK. No uplift needed!!!!!

  1. Date: 11/20/2012 9:51:00 AM
    This is very good. Reality is never wrong. By the way, someone once said, "We are born irrelevant, spend our whole lives trying to become relevant, and then we die." Kudos for a really great piece.

    Hopkins Avatar Lori Hopkins
    Date: 11/26/2012 1:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you and I have enjoyed your writing too.
  1. Date: 11/20/2012 1:41:00 AM
    Thank you. What a nice compliment. Poetry is my new found way of coping when I get depressed. I just hope I don't make others depressed along the way. Not all of my writes are this dark, promise...Okay, checking out yours in a minute. <3

  1. Date: 11/20/2012 1:27:00 AM
    Wowsers...another wonderfully written piece. Though not uplifting, it is quite powerful and meaningful. Excellently penned. Always, Laura