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brandy peterson 1996 (cape may)

We live.

We die.

But how do we feel alive?

We walk.

We breathe.

But do we really believe,

That living,

Means being alive?

Because I am still waiting,

For my soul to arrive.

We laugh.

We cry.

As each day, passes by.

We listen,

And we feel,

But how do I know,

That this is real?

I just want to see,

With my own two eyes,

If living really means, Being alive.
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Written on February 02, 2023

Submitted by peterson.brandy.63 on February 07, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme A X A X A X B X B X X A
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 394
Words 111
Stanzas 12
Stanza Lengths 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1

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  • Trevdowell
    Very well put. I often wonder the same thing.
    LikeReply5 days ago
  • Teril
    You ask the most important elusive satisfying difficult questions of all!
    LikeReply1 month ago


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