Permanence Is a Lie

Permanence Is a Lie

A Poem by Dead Alive Dave
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The past is a memory asking the present a question

Like a painting yet to be hung

An ecstasy yet to be felt

A rage yet to be realized

Always here now

We are there now,

Like those paintings to be hung

Or something yet to be digested

My friends, we can only question...

There never was a past

As there never is a future

All is only the right now

Fast and in time

Pictures captured in momentum

We are illusions

My dear friends...

We are transient

All permanence is a lie

Every single thing is always temporary


Only the living can be gods

As there is no other side

Just another end

Of the same exact thing

(in a different order)



© 2018 Dead Alive Dave



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The delivery of this is brilliant. You’re description of a memory is absolutely enticing. The ending of “(in a different order)” I think is a good note to end on, leaving the reader thinking.

I’m not a big fan of the concept because I see time as more concrete, but I do think this is very well written, and I love the sentiment in the first 4 lines.

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dead Alive Dave

8 Months Ago

Assuming time is concrete would nullify most of what we call modern applied physics. What's your ju.. read more
H L Rose

8 Months Ago

I should have been more specific. The actions within time are more concrete. It matters that somethi.. read more
Dead Alive Dave

8 Months Ago

I was just bustin' your balls Hannah.

Though how you elaborated on that was mildly.. read more



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Interesting. I've nothing else to add.

Posted 7 Months Ago


Very riddle-like and well stated. I enjoyed this. I wrote something similar to this called "only the lonely know" which I think you would appreciate. I'll look at some more of your stuff. Feel free to check out and review some of my work as well!

Posted 8 Months Ago


0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dead Alive Dave

8 Months Ago

Are you reviewing or just advertising your own work?
J. B.

8 Months Ago

wow. you're an absolute tool. No worries. I'll make sure I nor anyone published reviews or reads you.. read more
and sometimes we simply feel to live in the present, i wonder why...we are always reliving the past with memories, and looking toward or dreading the future...and thus we never make the most of the moment we are in.
j.

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dead Alive Dave

8 Months Ago

Thanks for stopping by Jacob. I believe that if you ever find yourself consciously trying to live i.. read more
Aloha,

Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments. I would agree that our writing is similar...

Interesting, indeed.

Your work speaks the truth... all we have is this moment... right now.... right here... each day gives us a gift, reminding us to be present...

Present...

right now... right here... this moment.

Well done.

Alisa

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dead Alive Dave

8 Months Ago

I would have to agree... "yesterday's the past, tomorrow's the future, but today is a gift... that's.. read more
Hi John I am Sammi, I saw your name in Writers You Might Like and decided to look in on you and am very glad I did because your poem is a whole lot different from any others I read on here so far and I sort of understand what you mean, as I used to live in the past and plan everything for the future until my husband got killed in Afghanistan and all that disappeared, and before my dad died a couple of years ago he told me to stop grieving because all we ever truly have is the moment to live in and find enjoyment and peace so to quit living in the past and thinking my future is destroyed, I very much like your poem and all it says that makes a lot of sense, I think you must have a lot of insight and I should read more of your poems, I wonder if you meant Like a painting yet to be hung or Like a painting yet to hang -- thank you John! :)

HUGGS!
Sammi

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dead Alive Dave

8 Months Ago

That's a very kind review. Thank you.
Sammi

8 Months Ago

I am glad you think so John, you are welcome. :)
Wow! So amazing.... Felt the emotions you've written there.. and the message which it holds is so true! And the way you've presented it is very nice.. keep writing

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I like the opening thought. The past is a question a plea for a brighter today and if we get caught in that loop of repetition it becomes a hope for a better tomorrow.
But in my loop there is the love of God waiting in the there-after.

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dead Alive Dave

8 Months Ago

Happy to hear that. Thanks for your review.
Cherrie Palmer

8 Months Ago

I always look forward to your spin on life. :)
The delivery of this is brilliant. You’re description of a memory is absolutely enticing. The ending of “(in a different order)” I think is a good note to end on, leaving the reader thinking.

I’m not a big fan of the concept because I see time as more concrete, but I do think this is very well written, and I love the sentiment in the first 4 lines.

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dead Alive Dave

8 Months Ago

Assuming time is concrete would nullify most of what we call modern applied physics. What's your ju.. read more
H L Rose

8 Months Ago

I should have been more specific. The actions within time are more concrete. It matters that somethi.. read more
Dead Alive Dave

8 Months Ago

I was just bustin' your balls Hannah.

Though how you elaborated on that was mildly.. read more

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