The words I know so well

The words I know so well

A Poem by Mark D

My tears ran cold
As monsters crawled up my leg
And tongued upon my knee
I started to fumble
Over the words I know so well

I embark upon the last long walk
And unfold my white flag
My coffin will have beautiful wood
To make them wonder who’s beauty lies within

My flag will be presented to my son before I go
But what will I say
To cool his aching heart?
And allow him at will
To bring me back to life?

Remember these words
In a life rich in mistakes
They are all I have learned
“You are as you decide to be”

© 2012 Mark D

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The message in this is very true. I loved this from the beginning to the end. The first part is absolutely brilliant.

Posted 11 Years Ago

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we all make mistakes that is how we grow and learn. I like your message.

Posted 12 Years Ago

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. yeah ... you said it perfectly ... i don't have children and i think i won't in the future but i have a nephew and i'd say ... i was nothing but you be something for you and for me ... and i think ... i'm lucky ... he'll honour my words ...

Posted 12 Years Ago

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A great poem. I liked. " You are what you decide to be" - yes true. This will alone pave the path of successful to a human being. with regards.

Posted 12 Years Ago

I could feel the path..the walk and my hands unfolding the white flag.. Well written and very powerful.. We all choose who we ultimately are.. xo

Posted 12 Years Ago

"You are who you decide to be"....very true words and would make a honest epitaph. We are our choices, are we not? But mistakes make us who we are. Without those, we would never know to make better choices. Brilliant, Mark.

Posted 12 Years Ago

This is a great poem Mark. Lots of heartfelt meaning in there. I really enjoyed reading it.

Posted 12 Years Ago

very vivid imagery; powerfully written. thanks for sharing this poem!

Posted 12 Years Ago

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Added on February 24, 2012
Last Updated on September 6, 2012


Mark D
Mark D

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

I am a 30 year old from Edinburgh in Scotland more..


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