Francis Duggan


The Fear Of Death Keeps Us All Living


Though he has just celebrated his one hundred birthday he talks of his birthday next year
The fear of death keeps us all living the ego of death lives in fear
He may have lived a happy and a long life but he has no wish for to die
The fear of death keeps us all living that's a fact and facts never lie
The one without ego doesn't fear death but those without ego are rare
The most of us do want to live on though our life crosses seem heavy to bear
The Reaper of lives we do fear most our life's breath he'll claim from us one day
But that we do not wish to give thought to though we may be ageing and gray
'Tis said that three score and ten years is the average human life span
Perhaps a bit more for a woman perhaps a bit less for a man
Only Nature herself lives forever another fact of life of which we do know
And as we grow older it does seem the more fearful of death we do grow
He has just celebrated his one hundred birthday fifty years older than his eldest Grandson
And now he is looking forward to his birthday one hundred and one.

Submitted: Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (The Fear Of Death Keeps Us All Living by Francis Duggan )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Poem of the Day

poet Geoffrey Chaucer

Compleyne ne koude, ne might myn herte never,
My peynes halve, ne what torment I have,
Though that I sholde in your presence ben ever,
Myn hertes lady, as wisly he me save
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  3. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  5. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  6. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  7. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  8. The Young Housewife, William Carlos Williams
  9. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  10. The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]