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Once Here Now Dead

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Once Here Now Dead

Once here
Now dead & gone
“What am I known for, this time round?”
I exist only as a memory now
A memory that fades, over time
“Who will remember me, when I am gone?”

No one knew me
Yet people will say they knew me, so well!
A laugh, how often people think “they are experts”
Yet, really
Know nothing at all!

“How well did you know the inside of me?”
For, if I was to ask...
“What is my favourite colour?”
Or, “what’s my favourite song?”
I listen for answers...none come

“What’s my favourite food to eat?”
Complete silence...
I could hear a pin drop
Round...about...now!
“Do these questions fall upon deaf ears?”
For I ask...

“Who truly knew me?”
“What am I known for?”
“Who will remember me?”
When I am dead & gone

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  1. Date: 3/11/2013 3:08:00 PM
    Dark, but nice... Terry

    Rose Avatar Amy Rose
    Date: 3/13/2013 6:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Terry :) You are right, it is dark and intense. Glad you felt this because at the time I was going through a rough patch, on my life's journey. It really made me consciously question, my individual life purpose & purpose of mortality. Thank you for taking the time to read my poetry Terry. I look forward to reading your poetry. Bye for now :)