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On Dying

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Below is the poem entitled On Dying which was written by poet Peter Duggan. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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On Dying

On Dying.

I was strolling in the sunshine
It was half past afternoon
And I even heard that new born baby cry.
As I carried on, I heard birdsong
That I’d missed my whole life long
Me mind had told me I was bound to die.

But the whisper in my heart said “cool
Look at the positives, you fool”
As he tried so hard to make me understand
That One must open up ones heart  
And see the whole, not just the parts?
It could be ones demise be kind of grand.

For positives have negatives
And negatives have positives
And life may choose to dance with you
With Death in fact enhancing you.

And then those trees did sparkle now
They seemed to glow and gleam somehow
And life seemed like a candy covered dream.
And now I know that every man
Is here to learn to understand
As still I wonder just what all this means.    

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  1. Date: 9/7/2013 5:26:00 PM
    What a prolific poet you are. We are all at the mercy of of thoughts about dying. Being an existentialist, it constantly invades my thinking. Allan

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 9/8/2013 5:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Allan, I have always had a fear/fascination of death. I appreciate your comments, my friend...peter
  1. Date: 8/30/2013 2:39:00 PM
    "Life may choose to dance with you as Death enhances you " you have me hooked ! 7+7

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 8/30/2013 2:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Yvette, I appreciate your comments ever so much....Peter
  1. Date: 8/30/2013 1:48:00 PM
    I think we should have no fear of death. And, just live life the best that we can, and when we do meet death, we should dance with it and laugh in it's face! Great positive poem here, I really enjoyed it! You might like my poem "If I Died Now". And, thank you once again for the encouraging comments on my poem "A Fairy's Fantasy". It truly means so much!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 8/30/2013 2:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Kelly, as I am aging all my fears and anxieties are gone. but death is the last frontier, and I have delved into it ever since I was extremely young. It is a pleasure to read your poems, and I am glad that it is helpful to you, although I don't really know much about poetry, have a good day Peter
  1. Date: 8/29/2013 11:29:00 PM
    Deep thoughtful mind

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 8/30/2013 2:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much my friend....Peter
  1. Date: 8/29/2013 8:11:00 PM
    I have no idea what it all means...but I love your poem. Peter, your poems rock! BG

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 8/29/2013 10:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sorry Barbara; this poem is about a magical kind of vision I had one day when my mind was paralyzed with fear. It helped me overcome my fear. Thank you so much for your praise of my stuff, you give me much faith in my talents....Peter
  1. Date: 8/29/2013 6:32:00 PM
    Life is a learning field for sure..Sometimes we miss so much in life from little sounds to looking up and really look at the sky..Enjoyed reading your creative and expressive work..I am glad that I chose this one to read today..Thanks for the visit to my page..Your comments were uplifting..Sara

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 8/29/2013 10:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Sara, all that you said is so true, trying to live in this here and now, is the most beautiful thing one can do. You re so good to me with your comments. When I read your poems I think they rather humble mine....lol....Peter
    Kendrick Avatar Sara Kendrick
    Date: 8/29/2013 6:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    We need to live for sure until we die..A lady up the road has cancer..A few Sundays ago I heard her tell her granddaughter that they were going to ride motorcycles that afternoon..She had been taking chemo for awhile and had just gotten off it..Sara