The Nightfall

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Come the Nightfall
Comes the quiet.
We then are strangers here
The reflection of our reflection's image
The image of our reflection's doubt
Trapped in a moment's shadow
Of stilled light fleeing
And dark light fading.

We burn with a noble fire
But emit no light of our own
We rise above the utmost void
But to stumble into its unending depths.
There we wait.
          We rest.
               We ponder.

Come the Dawn
Comes the Reckoning
We then each know our rank
The brethren of  our brother's blood
The blood of our brethren's life
Caught in final conflict
Of self-righteous piety
And humble servitude.
We are the damned, the saintly
The newborn, the dying
Embarked upon one path.
We are Man.
 

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That was beautiful.I have to

That was beautiful.

I have to say though, that no one to this day has put it as quite frankly and rightly as William Shakespeare in the line Macbeth Act 5 scene 5.

We are all of what you said in that poem. But mostly to our detriment, we have yet to figure out how to put cooperation above our alpha male drive, which would, if we could, minimize the division we still suffer from as a species.

Nice poem.

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Retort to Nightfall, By

Retort to Nightfall, By Brian37

 

Rage against

The dying of the light

Is a futile effort

In every sense

 

We are man

Yes we are

In our bluster

In our strife

 

In our conquests

We beat our chests

Build monuments

To our heros

 

Only to fall

To decay

Remembered by few

Replaced by others

 

And the future

What will we have

No mark, no monument

To our species

 

For of this rock

On which we ride

This so too

Also will die

 

Yes yes

We are man

We are the heros

We are the villains

 

And the paperus

In all it's forms

From marble to twitter

In which we record

 

Our complaints and beefs

Our sacrifice and needs

Our ultimate fate

Will end the same

 

And who will be

Around to hear

All of this

After it's done?

 

 

 

 

 

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Brian37 wrote:That was

Brian37 wrote:

That was beautiful.

I have to say though, that no one to this day has put it as quite frankly and rightly as William Shakespeare in the line Macbeth Act 5 scene 5.

We are all of what you said in that poem. But mostly to our detriment, we have yet to figure out how to put cooperation above our alpha male drive, which would, if we could, minimize the division we still suffer from as a species.

Nice poem.

Thanks.  We are becoming more united through mass communication , internet and social networking. Look at the recent Arab youth movement thingy.


 

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Brian37 wrote:Retort to

Brian37 wrote:

Retort to Nightfall, By Brian37

 

Rage against

The dying of the light

Is a futile effort

In every sense

 

We are man

Yes we are

In our bluster

In our strife

 

In our conquests

We beat our chests

Build monuments

To our heros

 

Only to fall

To decay

Remembered by few

Replaced by others

 

And the future

What will we have

No mark, no monument

To our species

 

For of this rock

On which we ride

This so too

Also will die

 

Yes yes

We are man

We are the heros

We are the villains

 

And the paperus

In all it's forms

From marble to twitter

In which we record

 

Our complaints and beefs

Our sacrifice and needs

Our ultimate fate

Will end the same

 

And who will be

Around to hear

All of this

After it's done?

 

 

 

 

 

We are pretty much on the same wave length there. Great poem You oughta post it.


 

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I have to be honest here, I

I have to be honest here, I forgot in my original post to explain the first two lines are actually from another famous poem I borrowed. I don't know the artist's name, "Rage against the dying of the light"

It was a blast to the utopia idea that you "fight death", no, you cling to life and you might find things to extend your life, but the "rage" is just merely an emotional reaction finding out that your life is being threatened by something.

I must make it clear that I borrowed "rage against the dying of the light" from another poem in order to express my disagreement of that wishy washy utopia.

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Brian37 wrote:

I have to be honest here, I forgot in my original post to explain the first two lines are actually from another famous poem I borrowed. I don't know the artist's name, "Rage against the dying of the light"

It was a blast to the utopia idea that you "fight death", no, you cling to life and you might find things to extend your life, but the "rage" is just merely an emotional reaction finding out that your life is being threatened by something.

I must make it clear that I borrowed "rage against the dying of the light" from another poem in order to express my disagreement of that wishy washy utopia.

 

 

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