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Who’s Left Alive?

May 23, 2014

 

You spend your life defying death

Reanimating the dead as they appear

On screens, in books, in petty details in your memory.

You live in your own little world

Populated by the absent few on your list of favourites

Those you still want to love, impress, argue or discuss things with.

You ignore the living but they are surrounding you

As you all fight on alone for your survival

And the continuation of what you know.

You should look around, see who’s left alive

Still moving, teeming with need

Wanting the presence and attention of another being.

The world of the living is a scary place

But now this is what you have to face.

 

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One Comment
  1. jacpye permalink

    Quite so, JPF. The dead of whom we were/are fond, or tangled up with, can become happier memories over time, and we do benefit from that. Also, is it sometimes true that the living who need us are not necessarily the ones we need? Bad planning by someone.

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