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I Will Rage against the Dying of the Light

I will NOT "go gentle into that good night" I will "rage, rage against the dying of the light" For life was not meant to end in death Our breath of life was heaven sent But this is our morbid destiny For Eve picked the apple from the tree And plunged us into a world of sin Where evil is birthed from within And now death is part of life’s game Because we filled our hearts with shame But….I will NOT lie down and simply die I will fight with every ounce… I’ll try To cheat death and give him the slip Before he plants his kiss on my lip I will "rage, rage against the dying of the light" I will NOT "go gentle into that good night" I will blaze and burn in a brilliant flame I will leave behind poems to my name I will speak with eloquence, oh so fine Before I become oblivious to time I will NOT "go gentle into that good night" I will "rage, rage against the dying of the light" I will hold your hand one last time And smile sweetly, a smile sublime I will tell you to live and not to mourn To drink in life and death to scorn To be all that you were meant to be For in that you’ll taste eternity But most of all before I leave I’ll make you promise not to grieve But to rage and rage against this death And live, truly live till your last breath I beg you, do not go gently into the night You must rage against the dying of the light Eileen Manassian Ghali In Response to the poem by Dylan Thomas, "Do Not Go Gentle Into that Good Night." One of my favorite poems!

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Date: 8/11/2014 9:08:00 AM
I have no doubt your muse will reappear. Do you still have the start of a poem I sent to you a month or so ago?
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Date: 8/11/2014 8:42:00 AM
You should repost this one, more people should read it. I am glad I found it, simply amazing.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 8/11/2014 8:43:00 AM
Richard...hi! I've lost my muse....Can't write a word. So glum...Richard...Thanks for visiting. Hugs
Date: 3/21/2013 7:07:00 PM
At last Eileen, you've admitted it's all a woman's fault lol. Seriously though, another great poem from you. ' Live truly till your last breath', is the most important line in this work, to me anyway. Take care, Regards Richard.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/21/2013 9:17:00 PM
Thanks, Richard. Glad you liked it....I admitted to it ONLY for the sake of the poem. Had Adam been more watchful and NOT let her wander on her own....well, here goes the blame game. Remember...Eve was deceived...Adam went into it with both eyes wide open! :) See, I will always defend my gender! ;) Thanks for the read and the comment!
Date: 3/19/2013 12:44:00 PM
I agree one of your best Eileen...feeling spunky!....Donna
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/20/2013 8:00:00 AM
Thanks, Donna! :) Your comments bring me so much joy!
Date: 3/19/2013 10:17:00 AM
Pure awesomeness! One of your absolute best to date and I love your reference to that famous villanelle, while at the same time changing it up. Gonna have favorite this one... such a wonderful contrast to the other one I read of you recently... Keep fighting Eileen!
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/20/2013 8:02:00 AM
Thanks, Timothy...I guess you are referring to Nothing Matters Anymore? Well, yes...we do have our moments, don't we? This poem by Dylan Thomas just enthralls me. I guess that explains the passion with which I wrote this. Thanks for faving it! :) I'm honored!
Date: 3/19/2013 3:06:00 AM
very bloody excellent good, let ole death come when eer he should, i'd punch out all his lights:) and laugh an stomp off into the night, sidestep his sickle should.....
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/19/2013 3:56:00 AM
WOW! Good one, Don! I've noticed you tend to answer with poems! I find that enchanting! Thanks for the comment! :)