everyone is but a breath

after Psalm 39:5

everyone, yes every single one
everyone with pores and bones
everyone with two pairs of lungs
even those crowned in thrones

everyone whose eyes open without
a hand armed with screw drivers
everyone with limbs walking
even those without, darling

everyone is but a breath
blink once can be inside a grave
everyone will turn to ashes
even those who’s dummy brave

16.07.2021
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For dVerse Meet the bar with Chant poetry – Inspired by the Psalms I’ve read last night. 🙂


28 thoughts on “everyone is but a breath”

  1. That’s very true, and I think we don’t take it seriously enough. Moment to moment, you never know. I’m reading a true crime book and I’m currently delving into interests germane to it, and it makes you realize more about life. Ah, I’m rambling a little. Beautiful work and you said it perfectly. ❤

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  2. We walk this stage, from bloody birth to dusted death in “but a breath” of time, like a small wind that simply brushes the cheek of history nearly unnoticed. We live as a sound of fury signifying nothing — unless we choose to leave our notch. Small or large, pray it be a good one. This was a wonderful piece, well written.

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    1. “from bloody birth to dusted death in “but a breath” of time, like a small wind that simply brushes the cheek of history nearly unnoticed.”

      Your feedback, Sir, is poetic and beautiful. I am humbled to receive them. Thank you.

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  3. “everyone is but a breath,”… sigh.. this is such a profound statement. The poem in its entirety is beautifully haunting 💝💝

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