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If Jesus Was Born Today
by Steve Turner

If Jesus was born today
it would be in a downtown motel
marked by a helicopter's flashing bulb.
A traffic warden, working late,
would be the first upon the scene.
Later, at the expense of a TV network,
an eminent sociologist,
the host of a chat show
and a controversial author
would arrive with their good wishes


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Remember Me
by Margaret Mead

Remember Me:
To the living, I am gone.
To the sorrowful, I will never return.
To the angry, I was cheated,
But to the happy, I am at peace,
And to the faithful, I have never left.
I cannot be seen, but I can be heard.
So as you stand upon a shore, gazing at a beautiful sea - remember me.
As you look in awe at a mighty forest and its grand majesty - remember me.
As you look upon a flower and admire its simplicity - remember me.


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A Parable Of Immortality
by Henry Van Dyke

I am standing upon the seashore.
A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze
and starts for the blue ocean.

She is an object of beauty and strength,
and I stand and watch until at last she hangs
like a speck of white cloud
just where the sea and sky come down to mingle with each other.
Then someone at my side says,
' There she goes! '


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For The Dying
by John O'Donohue

May death come gently towards you,
Leaving you time to make your way
Through the cold embrace of fear
To the place of inner tranquility.

May death arrive only after a long life
To find you at home among your own
With every comfort and care you require.

May your leave-taking be gracious,


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by Dylan Thomas

When I was a windy boy and a bit
And the black spit of the chapel fold,
(Sighed the old ram rod, dying of women),
I tiptoed shy in the gooseberry wood,
The rude owl cried like a tell-tale tit,
I skipped in a blush as the big girls rolled
Nine-pin down on donkey's common,
And on seesaw sunday nights I wooed
Whoever I would with my wicked eyes,
The whole of the moon I could love and leave


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Death ID
by sultan mahmud

He was my Facebook friend
Died a few years ago
An uncle of my village
An incredibly handsome young man
Died abroad!
I got his birthday notification
As I get other friends every day.
Shall I greet him?
I look at the timeline with some hesitation.


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Jews vs Palestinians. It must end
by Dr. Robert Ippaso

Why this never ending hate
Where impressionable young men swallow jaundiced bait,
To kill and maim - all in the name of their one prophet,
Unleashing burning mayhem with rocket after rocket.

Has discourse and humanity disintegrated to this point,
Where the only leaders they invariably anoint
Preach such hatred and revenge,
With glaring eyes and fingers tightly clenched.


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But you didn’t
by Leon Xia Xia

I thought you’d leave after I laughed at you
But you didn’t

I thought you’d kill me after I made mom cry
But you didn’t

I thought you’d leave after I ignored you
But you didn’t

I thought you’d mock me after I lost


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death bed
by aditya vats

I stroll around
my deathbed,
too often.
White sheets wrapped
around the
bed’s base and
cotton pillows placed
under the heaven,
Where they’ll


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False Insanity
by Somali Mukherjee

No need to hurry;
No need to hustle;
The waves do carry
Our each sandcastle.

Life contains a measured beat;
We need to accept all;
Freedom has a deep seat,
As we're given the call.


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Popular Famous Poets about Death
  • Robert William Service
    Robert William Service (134 poems about Death)
    January 16, 1874 / Preston - September 11, 1958
  • Isaac Watts
    Isaac Watts (118 poems about Death)
    17 July 1674 – 25 November 1748 / Southampton / England
  • Emily Dickinson
    Emily Dickinson (92 poems about Death)
    10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts
  • Walt Whitman
    Walt Whitman (79 poems about Death)
    31 May 1819 - 26 March 1892 / New York / United States
  • Algernon Charl Swinburne
    Algernon Charl Swinburne (60 poems about Death)
    5 April 1837 - 10 April 1909 / London
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    Elizabeth Barrett Browning (51 poems about Death)
    6 March 1806 – 29 June 1861 / Durham / England
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare (51 poems about Death)
    26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616 / Warwickshire
  • John Donne
    John Donne (38 poems about Death)
    24 January 1572 - 31 March 1631 / London, England
  • Thomas Hardy
    Thomas Hardy (36 poems about Death)
    2 June 1840 – 11 January 1928 / Dorchester / England
  • Alfred Lord Tennyson
    Alfred Lord Tennyson (33 poems about Death)
    6 August 1809 – 6 October 1892 / Lincoln / England
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