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Array ( [sid] => 184371 [catid] => 1 [aid] => mick [title] => The Speed of Life [time] => 2017-07-31 12:26:42 [hometext] => It/'/s so frightening how humans age. We all were born to die, but the speed with which we age is mysterious. How short the life is..... [bodytext] => ‪The Speed of Life‬
‪a little cry in the ward‬
‪announcing the birth of a new life‬
‪piecing the ears of everyone‬
Mother and child cry

‪Midwives grinning‬
‪smiles on everybody/'/ faces‬
‪In Africa, some frown ‬
‪black, they call them witches‬

‪The priest sprinkles water‬
‪Baptism to cleanse‬
‪and protect from the world‬
So dark no one sees

‪Thru the days ‬
‪the teeth grew‬
‪the parents are happy‬
‪Then they go off‬
‪Cos they they are /'/milk/'/‬

‪First day in school ‬
‪a myriad of new faces‬
‪Everything is simple‬
an unimaginable love

‪just in a blink ‬
‪yesterday/'/s baby is in teenage‬
‪then he feels the parents are wicked‬
‪hitting every of their words ‬
‪just like bricks he needs to crush‬

‪high school is over‬
‪he becomes an undergraduate‬
‪The university, a land of freedom‬
experimenting with all his thoughts.....

‪People came around‬
‪It/'/s graduation‬
‪A new life began‬
‪The real life, called reality‬...a "man"
toiling everyday to make ends meet‬
/'/Hustling/'/ to keep his head afloat

‪Trying hard to be responsible‬
‪new friends‬
‪new colleagues‬
‪new family‬
‪now he/'/s a parent‬...

‪A party...for retirement‬
‪Losing teeth again‬
‪the Doctor became his friend‬
‪Old age diseases‬
‪the energetic being becomes soft‬

‪The two legs turned three‬
‪The stick his third
‪Just another blink‬
a painful cry, sad faces
‪They gather at his grave‬
‪A dirge‬

‪Just like yesterday ‬
‪He speeds through life‬
‪at a pace he never imagines‬
‪Life is a /*****/‬
‪We live to die and die to live‬
‪In the speed of life, we/'/re all gone‬
‪only remembered by what we do.‬
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The Speed of Life

Contributed by Femyed on Monday, 31st July 2017 @ 12:26:42 PM in AEST
Topic: DarkPoetry



‪The Speed of Life‬
‪a little cry in the ward‬
‪announcing the birth of a new life‬
‪piecing the ears of everyone‬
Mother and child cry

‪Midwives grinning‬
‪smiles on everybody/'/ faces‬
‪In Africa, some frown ‬
‪black, they call them witches‬

‪The priest sprinkles water‬
‪Baptism to cleanse‬
‪and protect from the world‬
So dark no one sees

‪Thru the days ‬
‪the teeth grew‬
‪the parents are happy‬
‪Then they go off‬
‪Cos they they are /'/milk/'/‬

‪First day in school ‬
‪a myriad of new faces‬
‪Everything is simple‬
an unimaginable love

‪just in a blink ‬
‪yesterday/'/s baby is in teenage‬
‪then he feels the parents are wicked‬
‪hitting every of their words ‬
‪just like bricks he needs to crush‬

‪high school is over‬
‪he becomes an undergraduate‬
‪The university, a land of freedom‬
experimenting with all his thoughts.....

‪People came around‬
‪It/'/s graduation‬
‪A new life began‬
‪The real life, called reality‬...a "man"
toiling everyday to make ends meet‬
/'/Hustling/'/ to keep his head afloat

‪Trying hard to be responsible‬
‪new friends‬
‪new colleagues‬
‪new family‬
‪now he/'/s a parent‬...

‪A party...for retirement‬
‪Losing teeth again‬
‪the Doctor became his friend‬
‪Old age diseases‬
‪the energetic being becomes soft‬

‪The two legs turned three‬
‪The stick his third
‪Just another blink‬
a painful cry, sad faces
‪They gather at his grave‬
‪A dirge‬

‪Just like yesterday ‬
‪He speeds through life‬
‪at a pace he never imagines‬
‪Life is a /*****/‬
‪We live to die and die to live‬
‪In the speed of life, we/'/re all gone‬
‪only remembered by what we do.‬




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Re: The Speed of Life (User Rating: 1 )
by ingeniusidiot on Monday, 31st July 2017 @ 02:21:12 PM AEST
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Your words could not be truer. Im experiencing the midpoint of your piece right now in my life with teenagers. Great piece and keep up the great work.

Rich


Re: The Speed of Life (User Rating: 1 )
by softerware on Monday, 31st July 2017 @ 09:44:43 PM AEST
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A true and descriptive unfolding of life. I have spent 7/8 of my life and can relate to all of your story.
But I have to say I am grateful that we dont have the lifespan of a butterfly, or the pregnancy of an elephant!
Your last line is one of life great truths; we are only remembered for what we do.
softerware


Re: The Speed of Life (User Rating: 1 )
by Banjosandwitch on Tuesday, 1st August 2017 @ 04:48:13 AM AEST
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That/'/s life I guess


Re: The Speed of Life (User Rating: 1 )
by unknown_utopia on Thursday, 3rd August 2017 @ 07:57:10 PM AEST
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you have captured the thing called Life in this flow
does not seem like much fun
it is what it is,
thanx for sharing.




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