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WHY - ALEXIS KARPOUZOS
Why must I lose everything I own?
Why must I lose all I have loved
All that I desire, all that I’ve known?
Time is Relentless, dauntless.
Like a fleeting moment, like a speck of dust
In a quick heartbeat, in a fleeting breath
Loss descends like darkness
Like the deep calm of death.
but love Declares a war on loss, on the inevitable,
asserts its arrogance, love shines its sword.
Such valiance is what makes one stand
Without fear or dilemma, unguarded
Challenging death’s aggressive blows.
Yet again and again, life’s designs must fail.
Yet there is a need so great, a longing so strong
Time’s lesson unheeded, all defeats ignored
Love asserts its arrogance, love shines its sword.
“You’re not real , death, you do not exist”
Life asserts proudly, as death smirks on
Pride stands firm, love marches ahead
Knowing unknowingly…. that all will be gone.
that the Tears evaporate.
Written on September 06, 2020
Submitted by invisible_t on September 24, 2022
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|Closest metre||Iambic pentameter|
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