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A REASON TO LIVE



When a man has reason to live
That's when he's most likely to die,
When he has more reason to live
He's even more likely to die.
When he has no reason to live
That's when he will live forever,
When he only wants to die
Death will touch him never.
When a man has had much more
Than any mere man can bear,
He longs to meet the Reaper
But Death is never there.
When a Man just longs for peace
And solitude from life's pain,
He goes to bed, weary of life
Yet has to wake again.

THE END
© Copyright 2021, Philip Roberts
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Another existential poem from the early 1980s.

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Written on 1982

Submitted by PHIL_ROBERTS on August 25, 2021

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