A Long Life

Would you choose a long life
  of perennial good health
  and perpetual leisure,
Or one breathtakingly short,
  punctuated by grief,
  but drawn in the lines
   and brushstrokes
  of an artist?

The choice was made already,
  long before you had a chance
  to contemplate the possibilities.

So surrender nothing,
  not even a moment
  of what can be forgiven.

◄ Waking

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Comments

Big Sal

Sat 29th Sep 2018 00:57

Would make a potent statement inscribed upon an epitaph.?

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keith jeffries

Thu 27th Sep 2018 18:26

A fascinating poem to say the least with a powerful element of truth attached to it.
Thank you
Keith

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