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MAN'S LIFE

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MAN'S LIFE

MAN’S LIFE


Man’s life:
The jumping out of a plane resembles
Right Into the arms of gravity’s demands 
That anxiously pulls him onto the ground
As his prevailing destiny commands

No parachute on his back is to be found
For him to avoid the inevitable impact
So he must soon find a way to escape
Before all his hopes are really whacked 

Between the plane and the ground though
A distance, short or long, to cover must have 
That definitely indicates the length of his life  
That no-one, certainly, has the right to halve 

The drama of Man has though just started
As he is having no command over his will
But the glory of his indubitable spirit
Makes him stand up and never kneel 

He laughs at his own condemnation  
And proudly declares: I am here to live
Do not care when my fall will be over
Fear in my heart I'll never forgive

He begins enjoying his hastening falling 
As he makes plans a myriad dreams to fulfill
My works, with all his force, triumphantly shouts: 
Even when I go, here they are going to be still

Thus Man victorious of life’s adventure emerges 
Having beaten all odds and the fear of death 
A monument is he now of wisdom and valor
Since never gives up till his very last breath! 

 

© Demetrios Trifiatis
   14 OCTOBER 2013
                                        



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  1. Date: 11/10/2013 2:23:00 PM

    Demetri mou...I remember reading this, but I don't see a comment. Lovely piece and so so true, especially that last stanza. What we leave behind will speak for us. You speak of courage and valor....at times I feel that I can overcome and at times, I am bent low. Thanks for the encouragement, my dear sweet poet. Thank you!

  1. Date: 11/4/2013 11:11:00 AM

    Yeah I like the depth here. A marvelous concept and very well written -BRAVO!!! MC

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis Date: 11/4/2013 1:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for appreciating the poem my dear friend, Marquis, it is so kind of you to visit and so generous as to comment!
  1. Date: 10/18/2013 2:40:00 PM

    An interestingly symbolic yet true story of a life.

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis Date: 10/18/2013 4:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Dear Carol, thank you so much for your kind comment!
  1. Date: 10/17/2013 1:56:00 PM

    those first two lines are so heavy. i mean it in a cool sort of way. and the fifth stanza was so very deep and defiant. marvilous

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis Date: 10/17/2013 2:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you my friend ,John, for your visit and your gracious comment. Loving the fifth stanza shows you are a man of determination and of strong will!
  1. Date: 10/16/2013 10:47:00 PM

    Enjoyed the message in your powerful write as always Demetrios..well done...and love your new avatar...

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis Date: 10/17/2013 12:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Donna, for your visit and your comment!
  1. Date: 10/15/2013 2:12:00 PM

    triumphant spirit rules, demetrious... this is a powerful gem of a write!..:) huggs

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis Date: 10/15/2013 5:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, nette, for visiting and for your worthy comment!
  1. Date: 10/15/2013 6:08:00 AM

    This is truly Demetrios staff! Your command of poetry is very mature. Your message, shall I say teaching..leaves nothing to be desired. I'm a Demetrios fan and proud of it!!!! Friend JM

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis Date: 10/15/2013 7:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Truly my friend, Joseph, you humble me with your comment and honour me with your friendship! Thank you so much for your bigheartedness!
  1. Date: 10/15/2013 12:02:00 AM

    wow, I never heard it said like this before. Bravo!!

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis Date: 10/15/2013 4:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Andrea,( By the way, your name is Greek and means Valor) for your approval!
  1. Date: 10/14/2013 11:35:00 PM

    Demetrios; This is one of the longest poems you have written in a long time. this sure is a man's life. A man should never be afraid of nothing, even dath. I enjoyed reading this tonight. Thanks for sharing..... Lucilla

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis Date: 10/15/2013 4:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Well, Lucilla, I have written much longer poems than that: KNOW THYSELF, LIBERATOR, WE ARE BROTHERS , CREATION and many more! However, as you know, the quality of a poem is not determined by its length but by its quality! This is a little bit longer than my recent ones for I wanted to mark the fact of becoming a Life-Member of PS! Thank you for your visit!
  1. Date: 10/14/2013 9:23:00 PM

    The nature of man. Yet, "It is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth; but of God that showeth mercy.

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis Date: 10/15/2013 4:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Many of my poems are referring to that fact my friend, Lionel! Thank you for your visit!
  1. Date: 10/14/2013 7:20:00 PM

    Yes Demetrios, man does strive to fulfil his destiny and pass that on, fearless man is capable of anything, great write my friend. Take care, Richard

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis Date: 10/15/2013 4:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you , Richard, for your visit and your gracious comment!
  1. Date: 10/14/2013 11:23:00 AM

    Thank you for share the best new poets and I like the quote "A monument is he now of wisdom and valor Since never gives up till his very last breath"

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis Date: 10/14/2013 12:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for your visit and for your comment, Luis!
  1. Date: 10/14/2013 11:16:00 AM

    Standing up for man. We here so much of the desegregation of our sex. Good for you. Allan

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis Date: 10/14/2013 12:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, I stand up for Man, capital M i.e. the human race! Thank you for your visit my friend, Allan!
  1. Date: 10/14/2013 9:19:00 AM

    Truly a great write, I am inspired.

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis Date: 10/14/2013 10:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Truly appreciate it my good friend, Luke! Thank you for your amiable visit and comment!
  1. Date: 10/14/2013 9:10:00 AM

    It sounds like the true makings of a brave man Trifi, enjoyed your heart felt poetry love, xxx

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis Date: 10/14/2013 10:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you M.R.! Yes, it is the brave Man in all of us at his best! What I try to say , among other things, is this: The meaning of life is the meaning we give to life ourselves!
  1. Date: 10/14/2013 8:38:00 AM

    wow Demetrios very powerful write of man's determination to beat life even at cost of his own love the way you brought it all together excellent Shadow x smile

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis Date: 10/14/2013 8:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you , Shadow, it is so nice to see you again!
  1. Date: 10/14/2013 8:03:00 AM

    I wasn't sure if this poem would resonate with me but as I kept reading I became captivated because this is so true....so insightful. I like. Z

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis Date: 10/14/2013 8:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much for your visit and comment dear, Zaria! Yes, I think it relates to all of us since we are subjects to destiny! Please, forgive the comment for Sara shows up here as well! I do not know how come!
    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis Date: 10/14/2013 8:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Laconic my dear, Sara, is a Greek word and comes from an area called Laconia that was the land of the Spartans who were very brave but did not like to engage in lengthy conversations and replied only with brief statements! Thank you!
  1. Date: 10/14/2013 7:51:00 AM

    If only we could all not give up until our last breath..Great insightful work..Enjoyed reading this one today..Must be a contest about gravity for I read another one that mentioned gravity..Thanks for the visit to my page..I like the word that you used (laconic/short or terse)..Sara

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis Date: 10/14/2013 8:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Laconic my dear, Sara, is a Greek word and comes from an area called Laconia that was the land of the Spartans who were very brave but did not like to engage in lengthy conversations and replied only with brief statements! Thank you!
  1. Date: 10/14/2013 7:34:00 AM

    THIS IS BRILLIANTLY WRITTEN!!! My very good friend and ex-Montrealer, the place of my birth, you put us all to shame with your poetic genius! Kudos

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis Date: 10/14/2013 8:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    My very good and esteemed friend and former neighbor! You are exceedingly gracious! I always enjoy your poetry for it uplifts me! Thank you so much for your kind words!
  1. Date: 10/14/2013 6:43:00 AM

    Very thought provoking write on man's life, Demetrios

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis Date: 10/14/2013 7:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    When someone has been through life he is bound to come to some conclusions that might be good to share with others! Thank you, Dr. Ram!
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