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Inevitable Destiny

Trinee Dukes Moore 1953 (Tuskegee)

Everyone is old enough to die-
The proof---this life
There is no order, no age, no state or condition,
The only pre-requisite is conception or birth
There is no choice about the date, time or purpose to transition-
It’s pre-destined to be-
By your own hands, the hands of another, nature,
chemical dependency or a medical condition –
There's a deadline and guaranteed delivery for this fate
To know is empowering
To ignore its reality leaves you defenseless.
The expected experience solicits relentless anguish, despair, maimed hearts and countless tears...
But with a knowledge and understanding
about the reality of demise
You will gain strength to get through
Grace awaits-

About this poem

The poem is about the inevitability of leaving this life. The goal is to inform of the critical need to understand that the imposed order of dying is the hopeful thinking of human kind, but it reality, it happens according to a divine purpose and plan.

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Written on January 08, 2023

Submitted by TDMoore on January 16, 2023

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Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 689
Words 116
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 16

Trinee Dukes Moore

Trinee Dukes Moore is a poet. She writes for the pure joy of combining words and thoughts that convey, in a most beautiful and thoughtful way, the realities of life. She held leadership and adjunct faculty positions in higher education; leadership positions in human resources and human/ public services. Each of these experiences have contributed to her capacity to understand the profound realities of this life. In addition she has been a student of metaphysics for 40 years. more…

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  • Symmetry58
    The message alone warrants recognition. How you've managed to convey it deserves high praise. You've sculpted an otherwise frightening unknown and made it poetic. That is a gift. Thank you for this reward. :-) 
    LikeReplyReport 17 days ago
  • Mackenzie1713
    To have the profound understanding that the end is declared from the beginning is life altering. I appreciate this poem.
    LikeReplyReport 110 days ago
  • Teril
    I love this poem- it is thought-provoking and profound. I was hooked from the first wise line - "Everyone is old enough to die."
    LikeReplyReport 213 days ago


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