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Epitaph For A Common Man

Will you leave this life Without a murmur or a whimper Be cast down to the depths below In a hallowed tomb of timber You did not exit stage left To the sound of thunderous applause Or the scream of heavy bombardment Or some tearing tiger claws To all the men who slipped away, unnoticed Here is ye're epitaph We looked at the world with unblinking eyes And all we could do was laugh

Copyright © | Year Posted 2009




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Date: 7/25/2009 1:02:00 PM
Wow, I love this one, Robert. Most of us slip away "unnoticed." Lack of recognition or love drives some artists (like Van Gogh) totally mad. But it is far better to view this with a sense of humor. This goes to my favorites! Best Wishes, Carolyn
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Date: 5/5/2009 3:09:00 PM
Nice poem.
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Date: 4/29/2009 10:55:00 PM
we looked at the world with unblinking eyes-i love this verse and this poem is wonderfully penned----charma
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