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Source: Adults

Author: Tanya Withers

Title: The Long Goodbye

Life is as much about dying as about living.
Sounds queer? Reflect…then live the fear
as we all do. You know that cliché – why are we here?
The watershed is seeing the dead. Still, in your head
not breathing. There’s guilt in living. There’s guilt in grieving.
Unclean, unseen, struggling on, until you’re gone, too.
The young will laugh; they tread their path. They live to live
they realise, as do the wise, we all live to die.
No ifs, no buts, no devout religion can un-divide this division.
We all live to die. We all die to live. How can we forgive
this cruelty? Angels may proclaim it beauty but where
is the beauty in inevitable despair? It’s just so unfair
we all live then die.

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