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Ode to Death

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Tim
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0 posted 09-01-99 05:45 PM       View Profile for Tim   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Tim

Leafless trees hang low, over cold and silent grave,
Dark skies above foreboding, not yet a snowflake shed,
Winter hath descended, soon will the land enslave,
In grip of icy tentacle, the touch of recent dead.

A miser's life devoid of warmth, if not for heat of anger,
Grievers haste last requiem, in quest of life's departure,
Affections cause not mourner's grief, for hate creates their languor,
For in his life bred discontent, now silent wrath incur.

Aye, the miser lay in final slumber, beneath a rich man's stone,
But in the ground as poor shall lie, for wealth shan't pierce the shroud,
As man doth live, so shall he perish, shall live and die alone,
As pauper to the worms doth go, beneath foreboding cloud.

Heed the death knell of the miser, as passes through time's portal,
Lest one betakes themselves too great, in history are all mortal.


[This message has been edited by Tim (edited 09-01-99).]
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1 posted 09-01-99 05:49 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Absolutely wonderful! Well done, Sir!
Lucie
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2 posted 09-01-99 05:51 PM       View Profile for Lucie   Email Lucie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lucie

Love it!! good job
Denise
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3 posted 09-01-99 07:36 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This reads like one of the classics. Absolutely wonderful with a great message.
I thoroughly enjoyed it.
hoot_owl_rn
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4 posted 09-01-99 08:42 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

en Tim, but I have come to expect no less form you

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Nan
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I'm smiling.....
Tim
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6 posted 09-02-99 09:35 AM       View Profile for Tim   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tim

Thank you all for your kind comments.
Andrew Scott
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A fine read. So much that I could feel the chill in the air, the breath of cold that is the kiss of wind as it rustles the tree's lostleaves. And see the mist crawling across the ground, shrouding the pale moon of night as it stands vigil over a grave of spite. Thanks for the image.
doreen peri
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8 posted 09-04-99 01:48 PM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

Tim, I have always respected and enjoyed your talent... I always love to read your work (I read many more than I comment on).... this one is exceptionally fine. Excellent work.

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