Mortality Calls

Mortality Calls

A Poem by Lathen Griffiths
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When you hear it put that way, don’t it make you want to live?

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My youthful apparition
was worsening my condition

My condition was called growing old

The ghost of my childhood
did not make me feel good,

I was queasy, uneasy and cold

I rang up my doctor
my phone call it shocked her

Though it was just shy of two in the morn

She told me to go
and said didn’t you know

You’ve been dying since the day you were born

©️2022 Lathen Griffiths

© 2022 Lathen Griffiths


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A humorous look at what can be a depressing topic for some. Birth and death, the only two things we can be certain of in life. Yes growing old is a condition we will all have to face, so best to make the most of our time here, we are a long time dead. Your lines flow well and I liked the unusual rhyme scheme. Great job Lathe. All the best.

Chris

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Lathen Griffiths

2 Weeks Ago

All the best Chris, many thanks.

Lathen



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This was such a fun and clever read! It is certainly a good reminder to appreciate the limited time we have here.

Posted 3 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lathen Griffiths

3 Days Ago

Many thanks Cori.

Lathen
where is that damn drug that will give us immortality?
Imagine the poems we could write if we had 200 years of life experiences?

my condition is growing old, so I definitely relate to this piece.
j.

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lathen Griffiths

1 Week Ago

Very true, thank you Jacob, have a lovely weekend.

Lathen
your last line is so truthful, this is cute and clever.

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lathen Griffiths

1 Week Ago

Thank you Beckies.


Lathen
ghost of our childhood's are never friendly...
This is really good, love this write

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lathen Griffiths

1 Week Ago

Many thanks.

Lathen
That was a fun poem with a good rhythm. I liked the rhyming of apparition and condition, a strong opening. And I liked the punchline at the end.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lathen Griffiths

1 Week Ago

Thank you very much Shelley.

Lathen
Sad but true message in this piece delivered in biting wit. It is nice to start the day off with a laugh. Nice work Lathen.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lathen Griffiths

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you Carlos, I always appreciate your thoughts and words.

Lathen.
At 51, I confront my mortality everyday. In a way, there's a comfort in it. Things change now at a lightning pace. And would I really wish to live in the world to come? Still, you do present Man's most common fear vividly. Well written, Sir.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lathen Griffiths

2 Weeks Ago

It was funny when I wrote it, but within moments when I read it back it was less so, I think that’.. read more
M. J. Smith

2 Weeks Ago

Well, the years and the miles do change us. Everyday is a gift. And as we grow wiser, learn how fool.. read more
Lathen Griffiths

2 Weeks Ago

When I die I’m planning on being one hundred and one years old with a pint of Guinness in my hand... read more
A humorous look at what can be a depressing topic for some. Birth and death, the only two things we can be certain of in life. Yes growing old is a condition we will all have to face, so best to make the most of our time here, we are a long time dead. Your lines flow well and I liked the unusual rhyme scheme. Great job Lathe. All the best.

Chris

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lathen Griffiths

2 Weeks Ago

All the best Chris, many thanks.

Lathen
Yes, it is indeed a countdown. Probably not a good idea to dwell on it, however; might incline one to drink.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


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John the Baptist

2 Weeks Ago

Actually, your philosophy comes pretty close to my own.
Lathen Griffiths

2 Weeks Ago

I apologise for being a grumpy old git.
John the Baptist

2 Weeks Ago

No offense taken.

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Lathen Griffiths
Lathen Griffiths

Wales, United Kingdom



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