Oh Eternity

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Oh Eternity Oh Eternity

Poem by: Monroe Lyedell

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This a poem about what actually happens after suicide.

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This a poem about what actually happens after suicide.

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Submitted: December 11, 2012

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Submitted: December 11, 2012

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Staring into the blank clouds under heaven and hell and all the spaces of limbo in between
 
We look up shouting, screaming, begging for some nonexistent deity to come down and promise us cures for Cancer
 
After the lakes have thawed and the Earth has frozen, we will stare downwards into the cold dark abyss
 
And ask ourselves not what is down there but how do we get down there 
 
How do we reach that bottom of the abyss that ended the suffering of so many great men and women
 
We jump throwing ourselves down the narrow shaft hoping that our new liposuctioned waists will keep us from getting caught between the walls
 
But our broken arms and tattered feet hold us steady and we fall fall fall fall fall 
 
Until we meet the flat ground that was said to hold the genius of Teasdale, of Hemmingway, of Plath, of Gogh
 
We see nothing but empty space at the bottom of this chasm and a sign saying "Welcome to Limbo.  Welcome to nothingness"
 
We scream, and bawl, and cry in anguish and ecstasy for the ones we left behind to life with the greats
 
Oh the folly of our ways oh the Moloch of our love oh the poison of the cures, oh the promised end but in reality the endless beginning 
 
Oh Eternity 


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