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The Call of Death

The Call of Death

A Poem by JamesTleBourn

If Time numbers its ticks sufficient upon my soul

If the Judge of Life eyes my existence and lets go the toll

If shadows shine brighter than all that I've known

If my body decides to degenerate under mounds of stone

O' Master of Death, I'll heed your call

But I'll stand strong, I'll stand tall

When the sound of monitors ring like a bell

When the dark Charon carries me to the Gates of Hell

When my blank, breached eyes discern no more 

When, in casket, my flesh descends beneath the floor

O' Master of Death, I'll heed your call

But I'll stand strong, I'll stand tall

Now that tears, rushing like a river, adorn my family's face

Noe that my turn is finally over, I've played my final ace

Now that my name, in legacy and retention, stands in earth

Now that my cold, dejected lips shall no longer bear mirth

O' Master of Death, I heeded your call

But I have stood strong, and I have stood tall

Now that my soul has endured what it's like to die

My kin, I have one final word for thee: Goodbye

© 2020 JamesTleBourn


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It really brings you into death vibes. I've always loved those. It feels like you're really there by those beeping monitors, or in that casket.

This is a really well-written piece. I appreciate both it's boldness, and subtlety, weaving it's deep intricacies together.

Something I think I needed to read.

Thank you for recommending it, I'm grateful my eyes had a chance to discern it.
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Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

JamesTleBourn

11 Months Ago

Thank you, Murky, for you kind comments as always! I always am happy to hear your reviews.
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Very moving. The repetitive use of the lines is haunting.

Posted 10 Months Ago


JamesTleBourn

10 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing - I'm glad my point got across. Keep writing and stay safe.
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It really brings you into death vibes. I've always loved those. It feels like you're really there by those beeping monitors, or in that casket.

This is a really well-written piece. I appreciate both it's boldness, and subtlety, weaving it's deep intricacies together.

Something I think I needed to read.

Thank you for recommending it, I'm grateful my eyes had a chance to discern it.
🛸🛸🛸

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

JamesTleBourn

11 Months Ago

Thank you, Murky, for you kind comments as always! I always am happy to hear your reviews.
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A most delicious piece my darling, intrigue and melancholy really surface and stride the reader, leading them into al sorts of dark and evil ecstasy, how thrilling, well done, good read.

Posted 11 Months Ago


JamesTleBourn

11 Months Ago

Thank you, Thomas, I appreciate it!

James

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