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Then Ultimate Denial

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catslair
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0 posted 01-19-2000 09:57 PM       View Profile for catslair   Email catslair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for catslair

THE ULTIMATE DENIAL

Our lives are held together by threads of hope
For what was, or for what could be
But not usually for what is
Itís by the grace of god that each day reaches itís maturity
For there is a very thin skin
That shrouds the true fragility
Of our existence
In one second, one moment
It could all be gone
One step or turn in the wrong direction
Being in the wrong place at the wrong time
Being alive, itself is a sentence
For all thatís born will die
Yet, we pretend that it only happens to others
And blindly give faith to a sense of non-existent immunity
And in doing so waste our lives
Becoming kindred to the spirit of materialistic values
The pursuers of worthless acquisitions
And the collectors of empty experiences
It is all pretence
To cover up that we are no-where to complete
And that the reality of our mortality
Is our ultimate denial.

© Copyright 2000 catslair - All Rights Reserved
tulip
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1 posted 01-19-2000 10:08 PM       View Profile for tulip   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for tulip

I agree with you completely.  We should live each day, each moment, as if our last...What a different world it would be if everyone did!
catslair
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2 posted 01-19-2000 10:25 PM       View Profile for catslair   Email catslair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for catslair

Thanks tulip for the response........yet even though I know what we should do..I still find it hard at times to practice....and yes what a different world it would be...
A Friend
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3 posted 01-20-2000 01:28 AM       View Profile for A Friend   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for A Friend

I agree with tulip.
You have done a great job at wording this
and putting feeling into it.
keep up the good work
Severn
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4 posted 01-20-2000 06:43 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

For there is a very thin skin
That shrouds the true fragility
Of our existence

Oh yes! Well said.
Very well written, catslair...

K
catslair
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5 posted 01-20-2000 09:31 AM       View Profile for catslair   Email catslair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for catslair

thanks guys for the response......for it makes the difference between reality and insanity........
hoot_owl_rn
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Well said  
Danny Holloway
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7 posted 01-20-2000 01:35 PM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

Truth has been spoken! And in good form I might add.  Carpe Diem revisited!
DH

 
Martie
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8 posted 01-20-2000 01:57 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

This is very well done.

 In the dew of little things,
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.
(ee cummings)
devina
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9 posted 01-20-2000 02:14 PM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

This is a beautifully realistic poem!!

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
Denise
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10 posted 01-20-2000 05:14 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Excellent poem!  Well done! Our own mortality is a tough reality to embrace.

Denise
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11 posted 01-20-2000 11:00 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Making your experience worthwhile, being kind ,having not a judgemental heart, loving without expectations.If only we all could.-SEA
tori
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12 posted 01-20-2000 11:41 PM       View Profile for tori   Email tori   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tori's Home Page   View IP for tori

Very well said Cat... an so true..
catslair
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13 posted 01-21-2000 06:12 AM       View Profile for catslair   Email catslair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for catslair

Thanks everyone for the responses they were great!!!!
wendy
 
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