I Am Mortal Still

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
A poem inspired by a quote from Homer's the Iliad.

Submitted: May 02, 2016

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Envy 

They envy me 

Their hearts beat constant 

And down they look with distaste 

 

Why?

 

My next breath

-My last

My Heart knows a final beat

My mouth- a final word 

My pen- a final song

still they envy me 

mortal still. 

 

From tall mountains 

They see every ocean

Every beach 

Every snow on a mountain's peak

Every hugh has kissed their eyes

Every sound of joy has hugged their ears 

still they envy me

Mortal still 

 

I bask in the stars they hang 

Lay beneath the trees they sprout

A new hugh is my joy

A new sound is my victory

 

I am in my moments 

They are numbered 

They are final

 

I never live again or forever

I am here

I am now 

 

Beautiful by their design 

but only for my time

NUMBERS ARE MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN INFINITY 

 

They envy me for I am mortal 

I am mortal still


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