you come with no prior warning
just as I laugh at days yawning

I have future plans
you ignore my demands

no wonder you get bad press
you give me no time to dress

no bargain ability for an extension
regardless of wealth or pension

you pluck me without care
it really doesn’t seem fair

your ruthless pervasive intrusion
leaves loved ones in confusion

no delay
no next day

very few ever want or expect you
grief and mourning shadow you

most crave immortality
but you steal with brutality

rasping my final breathe
I must obey the lord of death

dVerse, apostrophe, Amaya
Reference.com says: “The effect of an apostrophe in poetry is to personify or bring to life something not living, so the poet is able to address it directly.


  1. Powerful, poignant truth, SweetKate. So well written and expressed, too.
    I sit here crying, as I think of those taken so suddenly and too soon. 😦
    And your poem makes me think about the fact that I’m trying to make the most of each day, helping those I can, bringing cheer where I can…’Cause never no what day is the last day for any of us.
    (((HUGS))) and ❤ and Thank You for all the joy you bring into my life! 🙂
    PS…is WP working any better for you!?!?

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  2. Pithy and well-crafted, Kate!

    Of course. you’re familiar with the advice to “live each day as if it’s your last.”

    Why the desperate scramble? Instead, we should live as we always do, celebrating each moment, no matter whether the end is imminent, or probably many decades hence.

    Truth is, no matter whether our time comes when we’re 23 or 113, nobody knows the exact hour. Far better to build a lasting legacy for all, than to fill what we think are our last moments with desperation.

    That way, whenever our moment comes, we’ll be ready.

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  3. As usual, you wrote a poem full of thought-provoking wisdom. There are so many feelings in us, sometimes contradictory, but that’s what man is like. You can observe the world around us. It is only necessary to add that you can write about it, clearly express your thought in a poem. It’s a rare talent.

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