Duncan Livingstone


What Death Failed


Death has never failed;
Until I found it nailed
Death has never frowned;
Until I found it crowned
Death has never fainted;
Until I found it tainted

Death has never failed;
Until I found it trailed
Death has never killed;
Until I found it grilled
Death has never feared a lad;
Until it beckoned my dad

Submitted: Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Edited: Friday, September 13, 2013

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I really miss my dad...

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