Do not

Do not

A Poem by Christopher Withers
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An unrevised poem which sprang forth after reading Thomas' "Do not go gentle into that good night."

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Do not
Be frightened of the 'life',
The path which leads through shadows reach -
The unfamiliar at our back,
With twining claws which grasp and reach.
To scatter back to our old home,
To settle in a mire of dreams,
And thoughts and laughs
Of memories past,
Avoidant of the unperceived.
Set forth anew, and claim the right
To live and love and 
Clasp the light, to scan the morrow
With fresh eyes,
To stake a claim, to sow, to rise.

© 2015 Christopher Withers


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Christopher, I have always liked the poem "Do not go gentle into that night" and after reading your poem, I can definitely say that you have done a fabulous job to continue with the theme. I see a fearless poet ready to set sail and claim what he loves and likes.

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Christopher, I have always liked the poem "Do not go gentle into that night" and after reading your poem, I can definitely say that you have done a fabulous job to continue with the theme. I see a fearless poet ready to set sail and claim what he loves and likes.

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