Memento Mori

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I never thought the last view I’d see
would be you sent off to the fire
Your body now just a shell
still I know who you are
a father I’ve loved
mortal, now gone
nothing left
but ash
bone

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*The nonet poetic form is a 9-line poem that has 9 syllables in the first line, 8 syllables in the second line, 7 syllables in the third line, and continues to count down to one syllable in the final (ninth) line.

3 thoughts on “Memento Mori

    1. Just don’t look at all those mementos before going to bed 🙂

      Have you seen the movie, “The Others” with Nicole Kidman? It mentions memento mori there, and it’s one of my favorite scary movies 🙂

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