I'm mortal

by Obscure   Nov 17, 2020

I wish to cast off my mortality
And lay it down to rest
Forever disconnected
From the heart now in my chest

Slip from my existence
Like a cozy winter coat
And travel down the river Styx
In Charon's solemn boat

Pass on my possessions
To a more deserving soul
This flesh and bone will crumble
In a dark and lonely hole

I’ll cause no further trouble
For my deeds will all be done
I can no longer stumble
For eternity has begun

- Obscure
© 2020


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  • 1 year ago

    by Obscure

    Thank you all so much for commenting!

  • 1 year ago

    by Mr. Darcy

    I liked this then and I like it now. Well done.

  • 1 year ago

    by cassie hughes

    Beautifully written. I love the idea of mortality as a coat we just slip off to travel to the next plane. Congrats on a very well deserved win.

  • 1 year ago

    by Star

    This has depth, its really beautiful, congrats Obscure ^_^

  • 1 year ago

    by Keira Pickard

    Beautiful and smooth. The similie of a coat for life is perfect... great poem!

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