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Desire and Death

Desire and Death

written by: Roland E. Williams



This thing called desire
It is akin to life!
It fathers dreams and thoughts
And cranks the human engine
It goes from our want for breakfast
To our want for sleep
It empowers us to want love
And to build empires
But it is also father to greed,
Sometimes creator of anger
And mastermind to deception
When it grows uncontrollably
And all that is, could end in death
Here, desire is a two-faced monster
For death can be desired
And desire dies with death
Yet, shared desires, when kind
Remain our legacy
To all humankind
When those desires are long gone

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