You're Going to Be Dead

You're Going to Be Dead

A Poem by Kaya
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A Pep Talk from my Mother.

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You’re going to be dead
She promised it calmly
but with all the optimism
of the kind of quotes you see on cards,
kittens telling you a win
is only an attitude away.

Her voice is silence
the pause as much a part
of what she says as the
face you just know she’s pulling
eyebrows up and eyes bugging
in the other end of the phone.

I know that Mum
my sigh an acceptance
of the words I should have seen coming
the instant this can of worms opened
Dead she emphasizes insistently
I know Mum, I know, Dead.

Then what are you waiting for?

© 2016 Kaya


Author's Note

Kaya
Hey guys, so I'm back after a Loooonnng break from writing, as the few of you that might remember me would know. I've read over my old work, cringed, and decided to leave it all as is and see if I can re hone my skills. Any and all feedback or comments appreciated.

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Just came back here after quite sometime and decided to taste something from one of my fav old poets and well this is something new from what you used to write. This is modern and much more of the paper before my eyes and still you have it and allow me to say welcome back Kaya

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This is clever writing by you. I haven't read any of your previous writings( will do) but I really like this one.. I think mothers pep talks is never-ending.. Good work here ☺

Posted 3 Years Ago


This is an awesome write. In a way, it really is true for everyone. There are things we want to do in life, places we want to go, and people we want to be with but we are so busy with life and get scared of the unknown that we just dont do what we want to. The worst case scenario is something doesnt live up to our expectations but at least we dont have to live with any regrets. I love this because it's witty, clever, and in a way, light for something that is a very real subject

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3 Years Ago

Thank you. "You're going to be dead" Is my mothers favorite motivational motto, I don't think it's p.. read more
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G!o
Just came back here after quite sometime and decided to taste something from one of my fav old poets and well this is something new from what you used to write. This is modern and much more of the paper before my eyes and still you have it and allow me to say welcome back Kaya

Posted 4 Years Ago


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Don't know why you would cringe at your old work. All your work is beautiful. Really.

Posted 4 Years Ago


A interesting pep talk dear Poet.
"You’re going to be dead
She promised it calmly
but with all the optimism
of the kind of quotes you see on cards,
kittens telling you a win
is only an attitude away."
The above lines reminded me of a Army pep talk. I was glad to see your names and words today. Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote


Posted 4 Years Ago


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Added on July 8, 2016
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Tags: Mother, Mum, Peptalk, Poem, Inspirational, Family

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Kaya
Kaya

Brisbane, Qld, Australia



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