Shall We Number Our Days?

Spiteful Old Age
October 14, 2021
What the Letter From Wrinkle Says
October 14, 2021

Shall We Number Our Days?

Written by Ashaolu Peter

Shall we continue to number our days
while living in the cave of darkness
where life is the rare gem to dig,
but our hands hold firm,
the spade of illusion and
drop the shovel of knowledge?

Shall we continue to number our days
in sweet memories of blazing bashes
and wishes of “long life”?
But when death proves once again its fate to humanity,
engraving the mind with bitter memories of ashes
that plagues our heart with melancholy,
we’ll remember that “life is short”.

Shall we continue to number our days
and prove deaf to the irony
bewrayed from the mouth of age, uttering:
Long life is an illusion
for life is ephemeral
and death is eternal.

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