A title and theme that's been been hanging around for some time; so to save too many words a Tanka will be best.

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The One Unanswerable Question

Not God’s existence.
Not the fact of suffering
Only what happens
When we die - upon this we’ve
Built – a pyramid of lies.


© D G Moody 2023




Poetry by D G Moody
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Written on 2023-11-20 at 18:47

Tags Life  Death  Speculation 

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Lady Courtaire
Indeed we have. You're right - tanka was a spot-on choice for this subject and mood. Enjoyed this.
2023-11-21


Sameen
The prevailing theory on death that I ascribe to is the belief that after you pass away you relive moments of your life, or witness it all unfold in front of you. So, what I do is I spend 10 minutes, everyday, forcing myself to laugh so that when I die and I look over my entire life, it seems as though I'm happy or at least laughing every single day.
2023-11-21


Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Nicely done. Because it is unanswerable, it is the scariest question.
2023-11-20


Sona The PoetBay support member heart!
yes, indeed
2023-11-20