Treasure Island

Suchoon Mo_

(1932)

Life After Death


life after death is silent
as in a cemetery

mourners came and went
dirge and elegy are gone

death does not hear
even a silent prayer

death does not see
even the dark underground

when death does speak
you do not hear

when death does smile
you do not see

a song of those who are no more
cannot be sung

the singer of another world
cannot be seen

life is not a drama
world is not a stage

the theater is empty
in a drunken town

Submitted: Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Edited: Monday, August 09, 2010

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