Alive! [Poetic terror]

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Oh, terror!

Will I die?

Erased from the pages of existence?

Will I seize to be?

Breathless.

I can almost feel the darkness.

Flying in empty space.

Beyond the rings of Saturn.

I can almost listen to the whisper of silence.

Empty.

(Can anything be empty?)

Rays of light.

I can almost feel the warmth now.

Beyond the limits of myself.

I can listen to you.

Walking on bare ground.

Feeling the air.

Why am I here?

Treading on the paradoxical mist of nothingness.

Will I ever listen to you again?

Oh, terror!

I am alive!!!

Insignificant specks…

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Vast universe.

Huge planet.

Look.

In the desert.

Insignificant specks.

In the forest.

Smiling.

Walking down the road.

(Good morning Madam!)

Crying.

Playing on the street.

(Do you remember yourself as a child?)

Cherries.

Look.

Feel the cold water.

In a million years…

We will not be here.

Insignificant specks.

Die.

And the cosmos will laugh.

Die.

Light breeze.

A gentle whisper…

Petty cosmos!

You never really understood!

(Can something not be?)

Born.

And on an empty shore.

Beyond the forest clearing.

Under those cherries.

A cry.

We are still here!

(Insignificant cosmos…)

Life & Death 10-lines monthly poetry contest

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A new Life & Death 10-lines monthly poetry contest!

The rules are simple:

  1. Write a poem for the subject ‘Life & Death’
  2. Maximum number or lines: 10 lines. Ten. Not eleven.
  3. A line may contain a ‘normal’ number of characters, i.e. ~80.
  4. Try to be poetic. Even the slightest honest effort to do so, will gravely improve your work. And remember. Don’t try to imitate a poet. Just think of life and death. And be one!

Send your poem here as a comment, or via email at skakos@hotmail.com or at harmonia-philosophica@hotmail.com. Remember to also send your contact details (these details will not be shared with anyone, they will be used only for the voting stage – see below).

All poems will be published at this page.

A separate voting stage will follow: All participants will vote for the best poem. You are not allowed to vote for your own poem.

Winner will get nothing. Except the public acknowledgment that he or she won the contest.

Happy writing!