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Death

How would you like your death announced?
 In joyous bells, sweet song through the town
 or a solemn dirge, sung in an otherwise quiet church?
 Don't mind me much, it's completely your choice
 but I must make a sale you see.
 Whether they throw flowers and toast to your glory
 Whether they dress in black and weep til morning
 it makes no difference to me
 
If the fanfare isn't your thing
 obscurity is always an option
 But an ego, such a fragile thing, can't bear it
 A forgotten grave where moss makes its home
 too melodramatic for me
 Alas, you humans are so strange
 There's a ticking
 Can you hear it?
 It seems your time is fast approaching
 
So what is your choice
 poor soul so close to the end?
 Is it joy?
 Is it sorrow?
 Or a darkness with no light?
 I don't mean to rush, but there's the sake of my sale
 What's left for you to mend?
 And the reaper will not be kept waiting

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  1. Date: 10/5/2012 2:31:00 PM

    Dia, happened by your poem and then read all of your poems and you girl are good!!!!! Not that I matter but I love your eclectic style, the flow and everything about your poems---welcome and have fun!!

    Tucker Avatar Dia Tucker Date: 10/6/2012 7:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks,that's a huge compliment. =D
  1. Date: 10/5/2012 1:59:00 PM

    Congratulations on your featured poetry Dia. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/5/2012 12:27:00 PM

    With lines like Alas, you humans are so strange There's a ticking Can you hear it? I felt this was the grim reaper speaking to all of us. Good work. Was a little confused when you shifted from I to the reaper. Thought the I was the reaper. Nice images though.

    Tucker Avatar Dia Tucker Date: 10/5/2012 1:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Sorry about that. =) It's written from the perspective of a saleman who approaches the dying before the reaper gets there.
  1. Date: 10/2/2012 9:39:00 AM

    Good Halloween stuff. A little Dance Macabre would go well with this one. Congrats on the selection. daver

  1. Date: 9/24/2012 10:05:00 PM

    very, interesting, and dark!!! I loved it! it does seem like we are so in a rush, and we will try and lay clam on a profit even in a time of mourning. everything is a buissness anymore, death is no exception. but I really enjoyed how you worded it, Thanks, and welcome to poetry soup

    Tucker Avatar Dia Tucker Date: 10/5/2012 1:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm glad you enjoyed it and thanks for the welcome. :)
  1. Date: 9/18/2012 9:46:00 AM

    Welcome to this site. I know you will like it here. You are off to a good start with this very interesting offering.

    Tucker Avatar Dia Tucker Date: 9/18/2012 9:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you. I hope I do enjoy it. :)