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Ever Fearful, Ever Pointless

Author: Timmay
ASL Info:    16/male/Canada
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Words: 138
Class/Type: Poetry /Death
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Poem about the pointlessness of life, and the inescapeability of death and change.

Ever Fearful, Ever Pointless

The one thing they hate above us all,
An integral part of life.
It can creep up on them over many years,
Or come quickly in times of strife.
They try to avoid it and sometimes they can,
But never for very long.
There it lurks in the shadows, waiting,
Singing its ceaseless song.

A tune of new beginnings,
Of new ideas set loose.
An unbeatable path of existence, life,
For one day they must put their head in the noose.

The sole purpose is to survive,
Yet what exactly is the point?
They know the eventual outcome,
The need to find another path to annoint.

Here they exist to endlessly toil,
To escape that which walks hand in hand.
Death and change, ideas that must be embraced
To walk on this pointless land.

Submitted on 2007-06-22 15:30:46     Terms of Service / Copyright Rules
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  Don't spend your time wondering why you're here, alive; or when you'll die. Live, 'cause...well. One day, you die. And. I'd rather have lived then wondered why I was going to decide to live, and then die .xD
| Posted on 2007-06-24 00:00:00 | by Jason_Clement | [ Reply to This ]
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I found this poem to be a tad nihilistic, though I'm sure that we all ask ourselves (some more than others)"What is the point of life, if we eventually die?" This is a very pertinent question, and people have been asking it for thousands of years. But, in order to find your answer (I say your answer because it is without a doubt, very subjective) you have to seek to prove the answer, not disprove it. Otherwise, the only thing you'll find in the end is loneliness and disappointment. Take, for example, a skeptic in a 'haunted house' this person may see one of the most amazing and spectacular sights anyone has ever seen, yet they disbelieve. Why? because they had their hearts set on disbelieving before they even entered. I've found one universal truth as far as life goes, there is no solidity. So in order to live and exist in this world, one has to adapt to that simple rule. Become as fluid as the world around you, be accepting, have an open mind. If you aren't religious, then I suggest you look around you. How could we have been a fluke? We are self aware, meaning the difference between us and animals is that we are aware of our selves. Evolution? How the hell? If we evolved into self-awareness then why isn't there a single creature on this planet (some odd billion different creatures) that has evolved in the same way we have? I believe that it is more pointless to try and figure out why we're here than anything. Why not just live your life and be grateful that you were given the opportunity to live?

| Posted on 2007-06-22 00:00:00 | by SlanderousLust | [ Reply to This ]

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