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All Is Lost

I the empty, I the sleeping ghost,
thorn and chalice, least imbued with most.

Here the desert, hear the tortured wind,
bright with sorrow, lost the spirits pinned.

Then the poison, then the twisted clone,
fierce and timid, fierce to stand alone.

Now the outcome, now the withered truth,
gone the folly, gone the foolish youth.

There the forest, theirs the blackened tree,
deep within, the grief of death’s decree.

You the whirlwind, you the woken ghost,
fear and loathing, lost the dying host.

12th February 2019

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019

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Date: 2/14/2019 8:46:00 PM
I absolutely love this exceptional poem my friend! In our youth we so concentrate on living we rarely think of dying. Yet from the moment of our first breath we are dying. A fav.. deep, dark and soul searching verses my dear friend.
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Lawrence Sharp
Date: 2/14/2019 10:51:00 PM
Any write receiving your nod of approval is always very greatly appreciated, my friend, thank you very much for visit and comment (and, of course, fave).
Date: 2/13/2019 7:15:00 PM
Once one learns the withered truth, begone will be his foolish youth... well done on this couplet, Lawrence. Very deep...keep writing & keep cool. Sending some love brother. Charlie
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Lawrence Sharp
Date: 2/13/2019 11:03:00 PM
Thanks, Charles, very pleased if you liked it. Always good to see you here.
Date: 2/12/2019 10:07:00 PM
You have painted a horrific photo of the World. Lost and dying!! There is some comfort in knowing, that not all are lost. Just a small portion. This is so beautifully presented. I like the rhyming couplets. ~ Brandy
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Date: 2/12/2019 10:17:00 PM
Thanks for visit and comment, Brandy, insights appreciated. Something new for me, so I'm glad if it's halfway readable.
Date: 2/12/2019 10:21:00 AM
A treacherous journey life is..sad to see all is lost. Your couplets are wonderfully much conflict and emotion I feel. Glad to read a rhyming poem, Lawrence.
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Date: 2/12/2019 10:15:00 PM
Thanks, Vijay, support greatly valued, my friend, always. Very pleased if it came out okay.