Three Lives

Three Lives

A Poem by Poppy Ruth Silver

The threads
holding life together
render us fragile
each one of us fighting a battle
each one of us able to cave
life is precious yet so delicate
if only we were born with answers
verification that we would understand
each error and flaw of humanity
such answers are hostile to the sensitive
long have I searched for the whys
over and over until my pen bleeds
still the sunset appears soaked in blood
each of us becoming ghosts before our time







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© 2016 Poppy Ruth Silver



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very well said...so many of us are searching those whys and the answers are still a mystery - I think the only thing left to do is cling to "hope and faith" and perhaps someday in our ghost life the answers will finally be revealed. Beautiful poetry Poppy :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

Carolynn, I appreciate your thoughts, thank you very much :)



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"over and over until my pen bleeds
still the sunset appears soaked in blood
each of us becoming ghosts before our time"

lovely imagery; i love how ink and blood are juxtaposed seemingly effortlessly

Posted 9 Months Ago


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Poppy Ruth Silver

8 Months Ago

Cascara, thank you very much :)
Very deep and brilliantly written.

Posted 10 Months Ago


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Poppy Ruth Silver

8 Months Ago

Many thanks T.S. :)
T.S. Sky

8 Months Ago

You're welcome. :)
It was a pleasure to read this!
Thank you for sharing :)!

Posted 10 Months Ago


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Poppy Ruth Silver

8 Months Ago

And thank you for reading hon :)
It seems as each of us are seeking the answers to life's mysteries....good write...Poppy....

Posted 10 Months Ago


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Poppy Ruth Silver

8 Months Ago

If only they were more apparent ey? Thanks love :)
a wonderful and thoughtful poem on the truth of life....and the song makes it even more wonderful

Posted 11 Months Ago


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Poppy Ruth Silver

11 Months Ago

Thank you very much :)
Your work is always beautiful, I absolutely look forward to your requests, and the music with them bring another dimension and show your personal touch on the poem. Excellent job as always!

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Poppy Ruth Silver

12 Months Ago

Thank you very much :)
Exceptional piece. Some answers will probably always remain a mystery in this lifetime. But beautifully written.

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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

Thank you Nwang :)
This is very delicate and woven with soul and with delicacy.. I like it. The end: 'over and over until my pen bleeds/still the sunset appears soaked in blood/each of us becoming ghosts before our time', is haunting, and open-ended..leaving our own lives' destiny to fill in the 'unknown'. I would say when you mention "Three Lives" in your title, that we are: 1) Our past-selves, 2) Our present-selves, and 3) Our future-selves, or, our selves still yet to be realized..

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

Thank you Brian, I really appreciate your thoughts :)
Beautiful lines, you write so true n touching...loved it. Thanks for sharing

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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

I appreciate your thoughts, thank you very much :)
Some of the answers to the whys are in our firm belief and faith in the Creator and the other answers await us in the afterlife. Great piece, Ruth.

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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

Indeed...thank you :)

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Poppy Ruth Silver
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Merry Meet all, welcome to my page. I write mainly poetry but I also write stream of thought prose. I also create spoken word poetry and have a couple of novels on the go (dust covered albeit;) My .. more..

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