Long Live…

We come and go,

but what do we know,


We keep our wits about us,

until our minds decay

and even pain

and shame

give up their stake.


Hold on so long,

just to let go.

Release our grip,

and embrace the final slip.

Away into after,

but not before

we’ve had all this.


Amazing that we even

can survive the trip,

that so many do not.

We battle hard

to grip the world

and carve ourselves

into it bones,

only to grow old

and give up our thrones.



I think a crown

just holds us down.

We could be more,

but what do we know,




HG – 2019


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