Mortality

Mortality

A Poem by The Iron Horseman
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Just an observation...

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Nobody gets out alive.

It's not an original thought.

Everyone wants to survive,

But immortality just can't be bought.


Legions of rich men have tried,

Paying vast sums for the miracle cure,

But all those rich men still died,

The principle is unfailingly pure.


The Elixir Of Life doesn't exist,

The Fountain Of Youth has run dry,

Peter Pan is a beloved myth,

Let's face it, we're all gonna die.


Lazarus never rose from the dead,

King Arthur isn't making it back,

Ann Boleyn just plain lost her head,

They're all out there, in the Black.


So what makes you think you're the one,

Who gets to live forever?

Why should you have all the fun,

In the land of Never Never?


So get up, get out, into the street,

Life's here, it's now, get with it.

Jump right in, use both feet,

Don't spectate, just live it.


Sing and dance, have fun with friends,

Love, laugh and cry, commit.

Don't get trapped in means, reach the ends,

Don't wait to be issued a permit.


You only get one chance,

So you have to roll the dice,

It's not a game, it's a dance,

But you can't dance twice!


© 2019 The Iron Horseman


© 2020 The Iron Horseman


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I love this. It’s simple, yet deep. It’s a reminder of what we all know, and permission to ourselves to be happy, to love and laugh and live. I smiled while reading this, and felt inspired to simply just be in every moment that I get. Thank you for sharing!

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

7 Months Ago

Thank you, Emma. The fact that it made you smile makes me happy too! I'm glad it gave you the feel-g.. read more



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But you cant dance twice...point is home, Travis I have missed you

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

A message delivered with as much vigor as it relays to the reader to live with! Wonderfully done!

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

5 Months Ago

Thank you, Travis. How are you holding up in these days of Covid-19, my friend?
Travis Gibson (poetic heroics)

5 Months Ago

Holding up pretty ok, aside from the wife's anxiety driving me a little baty. Lol how about yourself.. read more
The Iron Horseman

5 Months Ago

Self isolating, as required, but enjoying it. Reading a lot, which is always good, and playing video.. read more
I really like this one, It is fun and witty...its honestly very hard to read without enjoying it.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

5 Months Ago

Thank you, Amen. And Amen to that! :)
This is fantastic, I'm very impressed. The third set alone felt amazing, and while I've never really looked into poetry much, I very much enjoyed this. Looking forward to seeing more!

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

5 Months Ago

Thank you, Brendan. Check out the series of Huntress poems here, as the thing I am working on at the.. read more
Brendan Wilson

5 Months Ago

Not a problem, I'll definitely be looking into the series
True we are not leaving this world for the next plane, alive. Love the concept and the idea in this piece

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

6 Months Ago

Many thanks, my friend. Glad you liked it.
A very cliched, oft-beaten theme but I like the originality of your words. You’re saying the same thing that 1000s have said but in an nice interesting way.

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

7 Months Ago

Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
AJNJ

7 Months Ago

Okay...........
I love this. It’s simple, yet deep. It’s a reminder of what we all know, and permission to ourselves to be happy, to love and laugh and live. I smiled while reading this, and felt inspired to simply just be in every moment that I get. Thank you for sharing!

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

7 Months Ago

Thank you, Emma. The fact that it made you smile makes me happy too! I'm glad it gave you the feel-g.. read more

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Added on February 22, 2020
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Tags: life, death, moral, philosophy, dark, motivation, poem, poetry

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The Iron Horseman
The Iron Horseman

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Aspiring new writer. I enjoy writing stories, poems and song lyrics. In fact most of my poems are song lyrics! All constructive input is welcome. If you think something sucks, tell me so. I won't be o.. more..

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