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When In Death

Requiem lost within the ever after frown,
and it's down;
glorious fluff a flutter and a raining,
to the dust, my lungs farewell.

For cancer, nay a zodiac's best friend
and it's cursed horoscope, to end-
public breathing projects,
public drinking projects
and the life's essentials long forgot;
...I cast my luck with fate's dump truck.

The song of wheezing, puff and in;
the sound that something's wrong within,
the shallow mile we've walked so far,
was all that worth it for a car?

Dust arraigned and dust opaque,
flying nearsight near my face ,
wafting to and fro with breeze,
my lungs shrivel and cough and wheeze.

Then the glowing dust in cell,
permeates my inner self,
and I idle gawk about,
at scenery ado without;

thus terror, thus plague,
yet all is so opaque; opaque is the frown,
the world now wears it as a crown;

...eternity seems so royal, when in death.

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  1. Date: 3/31/2011 4:51:00 AM
    The poetry I am reading today is so very diverse. It was a pleasure to read yours and I look forward to reading more. Hoping you have a wonderful day full of sunshine and joy Michael. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/30/2011 5:42:00 PM
    Nice thoughts seriously worded, Michael

  1. Date: 3/30/2011 1:07:00 PM
    Who are they that dare speak so freely of death !