Born to Die

Born to Die

A Poem by Aaron Parker

I may have stolen the title from Lana Del Ray, but the poem is nothing like her work.


"Of all creatures that breathe and move upon the earth, nothing is bred that is weaker than man."

          - Homer, "The Odyssey"



Silk wraps its gentle arms

Over closed eyes,

The most deafening silence

Splits both ears,

Slithering molten lead

Fills corroded veins


Broken integrity

Denigrated character

Forgotten honor


Transient commitments

Empty grey feelings

Impotent regrets


A being sanctified, consecrated,

Born to die


© 2014 Aaron Parker

Author's Note

Aaron Parker
Again, I am not agnostic or an atheist. The last couple of lines are merely metaphorical. Thanks! Honesty is always appreciated.

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Added on September 28, 2014
Last Updated on September 28, 2014
Tags: consecreated, sanctified, born, to die, bible, religion, death, mythology, homer, odyssey


Aaron Parker
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