This poem is a reflective monologue on existence.

On Life and Death

Between life and death, I employ
my nobler cause; and sojourn here
despite my mind's most meager joy.
Can discord's violence be near
my fragile bliss to now destroy
my furtive hopes that are so dear?

I, a mild soul who lives in hope,
seek salvation from death and strife;
and struggle valiantly to cope
and thrive (as if my looked-for life's
beyond escaping from the scope
of the edge of the Reaper's scythe).

It'd be more easy to just die,
than to live, flourish,—and so give
myself the gift of soaring high!
I engineer and thus contrive,
than just let triumph pass me by
without a fair chance to survive.

Poetry by Ngoc Nguyen The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2021-01-18 at 10:08

Tags Death  Existence  Life 

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josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
The rhyming is superlative and the theme very well done. BRAVO!