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Rated: ASR · Poetry · Dark · #2008840
The end will arrive, as it must, with a whisper of final breath. (Form: Cascade)
Mortality


Ashes to ashes, dust to dust.
I stare into the eyes of death.
The end will arrive, as it must,
with a whisper of final breath.

Contemplating mortality
comes with a sense of distrust.
“The End” implies finality:
ashes to ashes, dust to dust.

To vanish; to leave ne’er a trace,
seems the madness of King Macbeth.
As I welcome his cold embrace,
I stare into the eyes of death.

It’s part of the contract of life,
to which we must learn to adjust.
With the joys, the tears and the strife
the end will arrive, as it must.

Celebrate life; do not grieve
for our hope lies beyond death.
For at the end, we all leave
with a whisper of final breath.



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An entry for Day 9, "Writing.Com 16th Birthday Poetry Contest
Prompt: Write a poem in the Dark genre inspired by this image
Forbidden words: "dark", "darkness", "shadow", "night".
Form: Cascade ~ The Cascade   poem is a form invented by Udit Bhatia. For the cascade poem, take each line from the first stanza of a poem and make those the final lines of each stanza afterward.
Line Count: 20
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