Tuesday, June 2, 2009

We all die

I keep running from death
But it stays on my right and left
It follows me daily
Drains me of energy
I can’t escape the day
When I’ll be in the grave
Subjected to decay
Each sunrise I wonder if it will be the last one my eyes will see
I can’t stop my demise
Gray hairs and wrinkles accumulate
The time is getting late
I keep trying to create while awaiting my fate
There was a time I wasn’t here
Again I’ll disappear I fear
Don’t know how far or how near
Death follows us like shadows
Like red laser beams like poison tipped arrows
The clock is always ticking
Time is always running
Chasing us displacing us erasing us
So put on your best running shoes
Put the petal to the metal as you try to out run that bitch
But there is no way to hit the off switch
As you realize this is it
Time is almost done and what have you accomplished
We run and run and run but it still comes
It strikes some silently others violently
Everyday filled with its scent
It’s so unpleasant
Coffins and funerals
Is daily and usual
To the highest numerals
Wish there could be some way to slow down or stop time
It’s like that on coming train that’s rolling down the line
Death gets us all
Wealthy or impoverished we all get finished
From kings to junkies
Young to old
Death takes its toll
So let’s live while we still got time
Before that train comes down the line
Running out of time running out of time
Everyone wonders how they're going to die
That’s why when we see an accident we slow down when we drive by
We wonder how will our end come
Be it cancer, heart disease or suicide


  1. We're all on a midway
    playing the games
    riding the rides
    everyone on his own
    for a good time
    or a bummer
    when it's time to leave
    we all go out the same gate.

  2. Great poem dude! I wonder if you ever think about it this way. Every day you live is a day closer to death. Maybe instead of speeding, you should relax a little and calm down. As a trained scientist, more stress inhibits immune system which equals more bodily decay and attack by foreign invaders. Anyways, i went to far in my nerdiness. Hope you have a good weekend


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