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Who wants to live forever....   Anyway.

Taken from Queens song who wants to live forever.
 
 
We all arrive alone naked and vulnerable,
crying our eyes out, not knowing -
this is the first day of the rest of our life.
I guess the saddest thing in life is we have to grow up.

As children we live in a bubble,
gazing at lost stars - wondering which one is ours.
Not realising the impact of our childhood,
until we are adults and it is too late.

We jump in puddles, laughing at splashing sounds,
some even learn to place their coats over them.
Some swim within shark infested waters,
but only a few learn how to build bridges over them.

I have embraced the power of silence,
but some have succumb to it.
I guess it is all about the quality of it,
especially for those who struggle to listen. 

There has been many a rose that has bloomed,
but every single one crumbled into dust.
Even the one whose thorns pierced lacerations
through hearts of stone - yet the heart healed.

Many birds arrived echoing sweet symphonies,
yet there have been those that flew away in silence.
Especially the silent nightingale who sat in solitude,
whose lyrics my heart still yearns to feel.

I've seen many a ship arrive at my shore,
but each one unloaded and sailed away.
It was me who removed their anchor
and smiled as they sailed into the distance.

As tumours poison our existence  - I ponder;
will the human race survive earth's demise?
When death arrives we all leave alone empty handed,
not knowing that was the last day of our life.

I recall Freddie Mercury's famous lyrics... 
Who wants to live forever....   Anyway.

Silent One
Simple Musings
19 June 2018

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 11/28/2018 5:25:00 PM
Man do you have a gift with words, amazing!
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Date: 8/21/2018 8:02:00 AM
Amazingly said. I love how u intelligently created this piece..
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Date: 8/6/2018 12:11:00 PM
Forever is my destination to life and life more abundantly. Nice poem
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Date: 8/6/2018 8:20:00 AM
This is stunningly true to every word, SO:) very deep and written out of vast experience:)
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Date: 7/21/2018 12:10:00 PM
Terrific "musings", S O. I have a slightly different viewpoint re Line 4. "Growing up" is not the "saddest thing in life"...to me, "growing old" is and having to watch everything and everyone around you change...and not always for the better. And Freddie Mercury got it right.
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Date: 7/20/2018 4:25:00 PM
I love Queen and of course, your words are amazing just love every line thanks for liking my smoking Cafe
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Date: 7/15/2018 3:40:00 PM
Hello Silent One the words in your poem are so true.I enjoyed this wonderful poem. Have a nice day my friend.
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Date: 7/13/2018 12:18:00 AM
Wonderful poem, ZZ. So deep....it really makes one think.
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Date: 7/13/2018 12:17:00 AM
Wonderful poem, ZZ. So deep...
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Date: 7/9/2018 10:26:00 AM
I love this and it's so true we all live alone eventually thanks so much for visiting my page
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Date: 7/7/2018 1:41:00 AM
This so hits home with me. You write in a familar emotion
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Date: 7/6/2018 5:49:00 PM
I like the feel of the read...emptiness, peaceful yet glee... Lovely write my friend... All the best
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Date: 7/1/2018 7:24:00 AM
I love this so much.It is truly a beautiful love song.Every line warmed my heart and stirred the love I feel for my own dear love of 53 years long now.Thank you.I want it for a favourite.Also Thank you for appreciation you have shown for words I have written.
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Date: 6/29/2018 8:00:00 PM
Loooove it... Beautifully written
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Date: 6/29/2018 11:20:00 AM
an excellent piece you've got here old friend. this is as amazing as it sounds.
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Date: 6/28/2018 9:36:00 AM
I loved reading your poem..finding myself there both as a child and as an adult...Im sure each one of us will leave our legacy behind us..at least for those we lived to love.Btw..I love the weet nightingale..It makes me smile...picturing that.
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Date: 6/28/2018 9:35:00 AM
I loved reading your poem..finding myself there both as a child and as an adult...Im sure each one of us will leave our legacy behind us..at least for those we lived to love.Btw..I love the weet nightingale..It makes me smile...picturing that.
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Date: 6/27/2018 5:01:00 PM
Congratulations on your well deserved POTW S O, thoroughly enjoyed reading your beautifully written poem. :))
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Date: 6/26/2018 10:01:00 PM
Congratulations Silent One on your well deserved POTW honors with your deep, contemplative poem. Beautiful, meaningful and thought provoking imagery and metaphors fill every poetic line of your superb write of life, death and moments in between.. A double barrel shot of congrats for you today my friend.. well done!! Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
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Date: 6/26/2018 7:01:00 AM
WoW! POTW! You rock my friend. Well Done. Congrats. Loved it. God Bless, JB
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Date: 6/26/2018 4:33:00 AM
You and Freddie! Sing this one for me next time I see you J <3. Poetry of the day and the week, congratulations <3!
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Date: 6/25/2018 7:21:00 AM
Silent, this is so beautifully penned, and the song is perfect, and congratulations on POTW, very deserving ~
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Date: 6/25/2018 4:20:00 AM
Back with a big congratulations on POTW Si, so well deserved on this outstanding poem....Maria hugs
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Date: 6/24/2018 11:59:00 AM
Your words and use of imagery have a very strong impact.They have such depth of feeling.To me this is wonderful skilful writing. Very enjoyable to read.Thankyou.
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Date: 6/24/2018 10:06:00 AM
Back to reinforce my love for this poem and your poetry in general.
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