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When this shell is gone

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When this shell is gone

When this shell is gone

Here in this little ditty
I’ll tell you how I feel
I like to put my feelings out
And guess I always will
There’s one thing that does worry me
What I really want to know
Is ‘when I leave this blessed shell’
Will my words then lose their glow?

Don’t need the whole wide world to see
Don’t want that kind of fame
I’d just like some little group
Where people feel the same
As me, to learn to love my words
And gain from them some joy
I’d like to think that when I die
My art, they’ll not destroy.

I really don’t know why this is
It’s just the way I feel
I won’t know much about it
This fact, I guess is real
But still I’d like the knowledge
That my stuff it will live on
Even when, this shell I ride
Has been a long time gone.

9 August 2013 @ 1737hrs.

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  1. Date: 8/12/2013 11:32:00 AM

    cryptic yet beautifully expressed, peter.. that life is a puzzle is true, indeeed...much enjoyed!..:) huggs

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan Date: 8/12/2013 4:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Nette, life surely is a puzzle, but I adore every moment of it. life is priceless Peter
  1. Date: 8/12/2013 4:38:00 AM

    And just keep creating whatever you can create in the allotted span of life and leave the rest on God. He will take care of everything we worry about. I am reading your Poem perhaps for the first time. Will revisit your work soon in the mean while I invite you to read and hear my new Pop Song on PS and also on You Tube. If you like it please leave your comments on You Tube for which I shall be really thankful. Love and best wishes...Ravindra

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan Date: 8/12/2013 4:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much for reading my stuff Ravindra, so very nice of you. You are right in every way, thank you for sharing those comments with me....Peter
  1. Date: 8/12/2013 4:36:00 AM

    'Don’t need the whole wide world to see,Don’t want that kind of fame, I’d just like some little group, Where people feel the same' What a beauty you have revealed in this little art of yours Peter. Impressive words "As me, to learn to love my words, And gain from them some joy, I’d like to think that when I die, My art, they’ll not destroy" The questions which you have raised are too deep & perhaps everyone feels like that but the best way to do things it that do not expect. Continue on next..

  1. Date: 8/12/2013 1:07:00 AM

    yes i know the feeling mate... earthbound is temporary like the today, must be more interesting places to visit .when an animal dies they kick awhile to get the spirit out ...a struggle like being born too...dunno

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan Date: 8/12/2013 4:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Don, it's all just an ego thing, but it's fun to write about every feeling that comes. They are just passing thoughts, but make good writing material....Peter