Sentenced For Life



We are sentenced for life with punctuation marks.
We are marking time igniting with sparks.

We can end the sentence with exclamation marks.
We can sing our song like the meadowlarks.

We can end the sentence with big question marks.
We can circle 'round like some hungry sharks.

We can end the sentence with period marks.
We can fully halt like buttoned down sarks.

We can end the sentence with ellipsis marks.
We can simply pause like amusement parks.

We can end the sentence with quotation marks.
We can take excerpts like the reference charts.

We are sentenced for life from our initial breath.
We are marking time from birth until death.
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Submitted on February 05, 2010

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AA AA AA AA AA AX BB
Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 627
Words 112
Stanzas 7
Stanza Lengths 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2

Wallace Dean LaBenne

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