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To Be or Not to Be

February 10, 2012
By Philosophication GOLD, McKinney, Texas
Philosophication GOLD, McKinney, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"This above all: To thine own self be true."
William Shakespeare's Hamlet

"To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid."

To be, or not to be
That is the question

To be is to live
And to bravely face the world
The awful things that people do

To be is to go forward
Knowing that man
Is the greatest monster in this world

To be is to go forward
When the world seems
To pull itself apart
Shouting and screaming louder and louder

To not be
Is to throw yourself
Into the dark abyss
Of death

To kiss Thanatos
On the cheek
And follow him
Into the earth

To plunge off
An insurmountable cliff
Into the unknown
Into where the monsters dwell

To be,
Or not to be

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kissthemoon said...
on Apr. 23 2017 at 3:52 pm
kissthemoon, Miami Beach, Florida
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WOW! this poem captures to be or not to be PERFECTLY! I love it, its concise yet powerful.