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Life's Gift

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Life's Gift

Hold me together today
for it is a day of angst
and I feel the fear of 
all other parts of life 
and all parts of death
some are good and not
some are evil and not
time will cease this day
never to be marked again
water will boil away
and turn to steam and 
waft away into the sky
never to return as rain
wind will no longer blow
to refresh the stale earth
clouds of smoke will be
to replace the fresh air... 
Breathing will become 
a labor of epic proportion
no warm sun on our faces
no gentle rain on the brow
no breeze will cool the
parched, and barren souls 
or lay our minds at ease
never to have been loved
this very moment in space
would be the ultimate 
betrayal of your own being
never to have lost, or felt
the wrenching pain of loss..
No death in your life
No life in your death
No laughter in your heart
No mischief in your smile
No love in your eyes...
Why did you forsake your life?
Why did you not use it?
Why did you squander it?
How dare you take such a gift
as the breath of life, and lay 
it aside as if it had no importance...
Your place in hell has been 
laid for you in return for 
slighting the very one who
created you, and gave you life...
This day you shall die the death
of your very soul and body 
for all eternity and ever...

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  1. Date: 1/21/2014 12:45:00 PM
    A little more to read than most other entries here, but worth it.

  1. Date: 1/17/2014 12:13:00 AM
    Hi W.L. - poignant poem. Life and death are intense subjects especially because they tend to be so different yet closely interlinked. I would like to extend my hand in welcome to the PoetrySoup community. There’s a lot to learn from each other here and hopefully you will have a great time while at it. Feel free to check out my poems when you can. I am looking forward to reading more from you. Vicky.