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Mortal Coil



I carry around this mortal coil,
Asking the question why?
What is life if an empty shell,
To grow up, grow weary, and die?

I look to the light of stars,
Burned out so long ago.
Their light shines ethereally,
I wonder if they know?

I question reason, heaven, and earth,
What is the point of it all?
Are we not men wanting to be birds,
To fly, to rise, and fall?

To this, this is my single reply.
I am ready, ready to die.
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Submitted on February 27, 2016

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I am a painter, poet, and writer from Texas. I have a large volume of poetry, which I hope to publish in an anthology. I am best known for my poem 'Extrairdinary Mind'. I am also working on several novels and short stories at the moment. I write a wide variety of genres. I also draw, paint fresco, oils, and mixed media. My most famous piece is 'Psychedelic Cows', which placed 1st at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. It became the inspiration for the sculptures that followed. You can follow my platform on Pinterest. more…

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