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Death's memento mori

Death's memento mori

A Poem by +she plays with matches+

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I saw today
Death's memento mori
he laughed at me, with
a grinning decay.
His shadowed hands,
eclipsing my verve.
I began to drift,
to see the unheard.
 
My vital force           
displace in his world
I awoke................
And I stood to behold,
Death's wealthy estate.
Material goods,
and souls without fate.
All of this merchandised
and scattered out straight.
 
Then suddenly.........
 
He gave out a SHOUT!
 
"Choose" he said.
"But choose wisely!"
 
He began
to showcase before me
an interesting meal
hot off an offering plate.
A devil's pact, seasoned
with silver and gold,
representing the covenant,
waiting to be sold.
 
And this is what I saw:
 
A tree of life
demoralized
sprouting with fear.
 
My daughter of eight
as a replacement
for one more year.
 
A return to earth
as a paralytic
mute
and deaf in the ear.
 
Death seemed annoyed
as I turned in disgust.
My eyes slowly drew over
to a carpenter's cup,
covered in time
covered in dust.
 
"Give that to me, " I cried.
 
"I need to drink it!"
 
"I must! "
 
Death showed me the cup.
Inside I saw
the holy grail,
filled with a sweet elixir.
 
I could see the sacrificial lamb
I could see the fountain of life.
 
Death said,
 
"It's too late to drink from this cup."
 
He grabbed it away.................
 
"Pick your plate."
 
"You had your chance!"
 
"You're mine now!"
 
"Wake up!"

 


© 2011 +she plays with matches+





Featured Review

yes, it is ironic...we can claim a disbelief in a supreme being...in heaven and hell...but as death draws nearer...even as we age and see the possibility of our mortality..

there comes this fear we cannot always explain..but we know what it is don't we.

this is a terrific write..a terrific battle between good and evil...and between belief and atheism.

jacob

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

+she plays with matches+

4 Years Ago

it shows that Rick has character.
jacob erin-cilberto

4 Years Ago

yes, it does.
+she plays with matches+

4 Years Ago

he's not on my friend's list anymore...his intellegence, way over my head. But..I respect him.



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Tempus Fugit Mememto Mori.'
(Time flies remember death).

And they said do you believe in God ? And of course
there is no alternative except perhaps, Satan.

Do I believe in Satan ? Of course not, but I know
he exists---- in the Ying and Yang and all the good and
evil , right and wrong, we need to choose.

We know that good exists----- How about evil ?

and then it was revealed to me,
Satan is real and her name is DAWG.

Loved your writing on being a nonbeliever.
Couda fooled me.

----- Eagle Cruagh

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

yes, it is ironic...we can claim a disbelief in a supreme being...in heaven and hell...but as death draws nearer...even as we age and see the possibility of our mortality..

there comes this fear we cannot always explain..but we know what it is don't we.

this is a terrific write..a terrific battle between good and evil...and between belief and atheism.

jacob

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

+she plays with matches+

4 Years Ago

it shows that Rick has character.
jacob erin-cilberto

4 Years Ago

yes, it does.
+she plays with matches+

4 Years Ago

he's not on my friend's list anymore...his intellegence, way over my head. But..I respect him.
Wow, this is a really deep poem you have presented Muse. I really enjoyed reading it since it's sort of like my poem "The World's End". It's scary to have dreams such as this one and wake up wondering will it really take place one day. The truth is it is going to happen.God created the beginning and the Bible in Revelations says there's an end also. I mean don't you see how Earth is slowly dying? Once it finally breaks its final straw what do you believe will happen? Hell's going to try to corrupt. We both have our opinions and rights on what we believe. Nice write!

'
Ashley Rivers--Dream BIG and you'll win BIG:)

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

+she plays with matches+

5 Years Ago

thanks for your review sweetie...keep walking the walk...otherwise nobody will hear your talk. :)
Call_Me_Miss_Imperfect

5 Years Ago

You're welcome :) and thank you haha
Muse my lady of love this is all too dark! It is beatifuly portrayed in eloquence and in such great description. Please fight on.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

+she plays with matches+

5 Years Ago

dark yes...but during that particular time in my life, these questions brought on nightmares.
Death and our fear of the unknown! What we go to but also losing what we have and the God question, you have this covered so well. I don't put much stock in religion but really, to love god is to know him.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

+she plays with matches+

5 Years Ago

This was actually about a dream I had as a teenager. It haunted me for a very long time.
best read ever !!! straight to the point and a very different point of view of death !

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Great read! Felt that one!

Posted 5 Years Ago


this was an intense and powerful parable. i liked how the person's faith was tested after she was turned off by the brimstone hellfire the priest, or pastor, was spewing from the bible. i don't think anybody should tell you how to write your poetry. nobody should. your poetry is beautiful.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

quite the write here Muse...I wonder how many are left with that traumatic sense of fear embedded since chilhood...religious, death, choice, life...all the mind has to do is escape, escape from the repetitive nature of mankind and religious philosophy...we are free to choose no matter what we believe (or are led to beleive) and I know where and who leads me...nice work

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

this honestly made me scared, but lots of things do. good job.

Posted 5 Years Ago



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