Poems

The Will to Live

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The place called Earth
Was once home to none.

We came–
Some say,
From microbes and mucks,
Others, by a divine purpose–
Created and destroyed
What we like and despise.

The cycle repeats
And we perish
Ere the will to live wearies
And hope disperses.
  
        ____Muhammad Shahab

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