LIfe Ends

LIfe Ends

A Poem by Norbanus

My response to Life Ends by


Once when I was younger

and invincible as hell

I met a man who'd done his time

(and he had done it well)

He needed no reminded that

 the reaper stalked his path

His four score years and then some,

had shown him nature's wrath


He offered no regrets at all

 for his misguided youth

And told me of his arrogance,

 his rudeness and uncouth

But now he saw that dust to dust

was close upon his heels

And tried to pass the word along

of just how sad that feels


In those days of my ignorance,

I failed to catch the drift

Our perch upon the hill of life

left far too large a rift

Now my four score has also gone

I feel the reapers breath

And recognize my friends resign

at their approaching death


Thank you for reminding me

of those days long ago

And of a man who tried to tell

me what I didn't know

© 2017 Norbanus

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Meter and topic are stuck with like glue, and what a glue... Reapers breath reminding me of approaching death, and rifts too large for drifting arrogance spent... Well presented, and with four score left to go... I leave like life long ago, hah... Penned with affinity to mortality

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12 Hours Ago

Thanks for your happy words and insight, Silente.

4 Hours Ago

Of course, anytime
What a well constructed response! And I see what you are getting at. Well thought out and presented to us. I enjoyed reading it.

Posted 5 Months Ago

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