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Coming and Going

Life is too short for the living.
Death is too long for the dead.
I know, for Iíve been in both places
and heard what the residents said.

You may not believe when youíre living
that death has a birthday as well,
but when you are coming or going
it may still be to heaven or hell.

Most folks I find, prefer living,
it easier there to decide
what pathways to take while youíre able
to influence which way you ride.

Sometimes while dead youíre in turmoil
not knowing just where you should go,
for echoes of past lives still follow
with the fruits of the seeds that you sow.

In life, should the seeds that we planted
be buried in shared love and care
weíll carry these with us forever
and help us for death to prepare.

For the heaven or hell that we live in
is decided by you not by fate,
and it matters not whether youíre living
or slipped once again through deathís gate.

Life is too short for the living.
Death is too long for the dead.
I know, for Iíve been in both places
and seen the best pathways to tread.

Ivor G Davies

The moment created this second, is a moment that's going to last.
It lives the full spectrum of time, the future, the present and past.

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The following comments are for "Coming and Going"
by ivordavies

of eleven dimensions..
or more..
Quantum string theory and teleporting aside, your words appear wise..

( Posted by: Bobby7L [Member] On: February 10, 2011 )


How many times can the living die
this conundrum fills me with cheer
Glancing back with a tear in my eye
of loved ones who had so little fear
So many times the dead come alive
then still it remains good to be said
Some livings are more dead than alive
While those lost more alive than dead

( Posted by: Fairplay [Member] On: February 10, 2011 )

Ivor. The opening 2 lines are the trumpet for this great poem.

( Posted by: veebdosa [Member] On: February 10, 2011 )

Here, here
I am reminded of something I heard once; "That's when I died and woke up." Like your poem, the message to me is if you are piddling your life away you might as well be dead. There is a "wake up" feeling there.


( Posted by: BWOz [Member] On: February 10, 2011 )

Great lines Ivor!
"Life is too short for the living
Death is too long for the dead."

Love these two lines Ivor...very catchy, the kind that stick in your brain and beg to be set to music.

Rhythm is great!


( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: February 11, 2011 )

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