Price of Life

Nae's Nest —  October 21, 2012 — Leave a comment

It was during her travels

She found what she sought

More than a century ago

Life is what she got

Serving her time

In a handmade prison

All four walls

Made with precision

Beneath a veil of gray

One can see every detail

Every image finely placed

Fastened by the illusion of a nail

Every nail, a reminder

Of the passing of time

Every nail, a curse

Immortality is a crime

The key of life’s mystery

Held in her hand

Living life immortal

Time sinking in the sand

A sentence she was served

For finding the Knowledge of a Tree

And partaking of its fruit

Time’s pages

No longer turning

Year by year

During her travels

She entered into a portal

She found the Tree of Knowledge

The quest making her immortal

But the price she paid was dear

For upon finding the Great Tree

At the time she thought this a gift

She gained knowledge

To all of life’s questions

Yet the one she did not know

Was being immortal

A bad resolution

Thru the years

Love ones passed

Immortality, a poor solution

She found herself alone

All she knew were long gone

She saw pain and suffering

As one by one

Death would reign

Snuffing out all loved ones

Leaving her all alone

Knowing all of life’s secrets

Not worth the price

Many times she wished

She could die

To crossover into the next world

Unite with her loved ones

Is all she wanted

But she imprisons herself

Inside of her home

No one left to love

No more pain inflicted

Grieving a loss

Death can be vindictive

She chooses to be alone

Year after year

Avoiding death’s pain

By not loving another

No more tears to rain

No more sorrow to bear

No one to love

No one to care

Longing for death’s

Dark hand to reach down

Taking her home

Where her family

Can be found

Renee Robinson

 

Nae's Nest

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I find myself "Dancing With Cancer", problem is...I can't dance. I stumble, bumble, and get pulled along. To keep my sanity, (humor me), I write short stories, a journal, musings and poetry....just about anything goes.

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