He Lived Till He Died

This is an obvious thing to say
well of course this is always the case
you are alive till the day you die
so certain for all the human race

Now let us ponder this for awhile
behind these words lies a mystery
because there's more than meets the eye
looking back on all of their history

For many live lives seem dead
their actions amount to such nothings
in their life never amounting to be
little knots instead of something

At one time show such promise
expecting to hit such dizzy heights
but disappointment was their cue
as dimmed down because sad lights

Trust in God and you really live
resurrection life brings true reward
live eternally in God's presence
holding on for the Lord's heavenly cord

About this poem

" He lived till he died" I came across this quote on a park bench seat on holiday recently in the English lakes and it made me think about this choice of words is so profound that I have written this piece bringing out my own thoughts about it.

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Submitted by gordonm.11201 on June 05, 2023

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Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
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Gordon McConnell

I have loved poetry for a number of years but in past 17 years have written my own. My favorite poets are Emily Dickinson, William Blake, Robert Frost, Katherine Mansfield, and Christina Rossetti. I also like to read, listen to classical music but also like other types of music, walking in the countryside. I am 69 and have been happily married for 33 years to Christine and love to regularly attend church and enjoy the countryside together. more…

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