On Destiny

On Destiny

The destiny of men is death.
There is no escape.
However vigilantly
the myth makers spin
their theologies of life,
Karma is not eternal.

I speak without light heart,
my ego, too, aches
for immortality,
but reason forbids ego
a pointless dream.

June 2009

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About elrondsilvermaul

I never know what to say about myself. I let what I write try to speak as to who I am. I can only add, here, that I am 72, live in a nursing home, am twenty years a cancer survivor, and identify as a gay male. I intend to use this blog as storage for poems? written over the long years (and still being written). This does not preclude other uses.
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