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(1822-1888 / Middlesex / England)

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A Wish

I ask not that my bed of death
From bands of greedy heirs be free;
For these besiege the latest breath
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  • S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (5/22/2013 12:44:00 AM)

    I tink dis was more than awesome with its sarcastic wry humor, let your spirit b pleasd with my praise.

    3 person liked.
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  • Dima Sviridenko (5/21/2012 3:29:00 PM)

    not bad) i think nice poem, but nothing more) 8/10))

  • Deci Hernandez (5/21/2012 3:23:00 PM)

    Ha. all those poor heirs. to think of a mans death as something material to be gained. i am guilty of this, and the poem even has a wish to lose those material things, which actually do cause many a man many kinds of strife. and the hope is that in death if material things are or are not, they do not cause such squabbles in life after death. a perfect wish.

  • Carlos Echeverria (5/21/2012 11:03:00 AM)

    A bracing, ennobling poem, with a sincere, BRING IT ON bravado.

  • Herman Chiu (5/21/2010 6:59:00 PM)

    What Mr. Olivarez said - only this is also my most sincere outlook on life and death that I finally find presented in poetic form. No, he doesn't discuss any afterlife. Instead, he presents an acceptance of life and death, and whatever the world can give.
    Thankyou, Mr. Arnold.

  • Juan Olivarez (5/21/2010 10:20:00 AM)

    I am speechless. My only comment is 'wow'.

  • Ramesh T A (5/21/2010 3:55:00 AM)

    It is the wish of every man in trouble as long as one is in this world full of chaos and ambitions looming large over all!

  • Sylva Portoian (3/4/2010 12:01:00 AM)

    His Poetms are special
    Through means and means.
    Clear hearty starts to end
    Cautiously breathes
    To arrive the end
    Where is no end in life
    He lived and we still live…!

    Written Instantly

  • i <3 bein Me Hate Wanting To Be Her (5/21/2009 1:31:00 PM)

    brilliant poem, really enjoyed it and it's silent imagery. Bravo

  • i <3 bein Me Hate Wanting To Be Her (5/21/2009 1:31:00 PM)

    brilliant poem, really enjoyed it and it's silent imagery. Bravo

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