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Port of Call

O Death, how dost thou captivate the mind And shape one’s final days as light grows dim. Though man in earnest looks, naught will he find; Close to thy breast are held thy secrets grim. For some, inchoate fear of the unknown; For others, quests unfinished, incomplete. Some acquiesce to toss a worm a bone; ’Tis rare the ones with open arms thou greet. In these, perhaps a hint of the divine Has sparked imagination, fancies spawned. Yet faith that takes a leap must not consign When breaking free into the great beyond. Assured, yes, but I shan't be in thy thrall, For thou art but an ordained port of call.
————— [ Death ] for the It’s All About Three Qs Poetry Contest sponsored by Constance La France written on 07/08/2022

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Date: 8/16/2022 11:18:00 AM
Wonderful metaphoric write Jeff. Congratulations on your win.
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Date: 8/5/2022 6:55:00 AM
Jeff, congratulations on your win in my contest with your deep Quatorzain, blessings ~ Constance
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Date: 8/1/2022 11:59:00 AM
Congratulations on your win. A creative write. Have a great/fun/blessed day writing away...............
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Date: 8/1/2022 5:37:00 AM
Back with congratulations on your win Jeff! Linda
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Date: 7/9/2022 8:52:00 PM
'Death - but an ordained port of call.' -- Good way to view it, I say. Just another step of the adventure, 'tis.
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Date: 7/9/2022 5:41:00 AM
"...breaking free into the great beyond." Lovely words Jeff. Lovely poem. All best in the contest! Linda
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Date: 7/8/2022 2:02:00 PM
I loved your use of the classical pronouns, Jeff. This is a really fine poem. I wish you the best in Constance's contest.
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Jeff Kyser
Date: 7/8/2022 4:32:00 PM
Thanks, Milt. At least I wrote something! Feeling a bit on the empty tank side right now