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Are You Afraid Of It?

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Death

Death! O Death!

How dreadful you are

Like the sun

You shine on everything

Both useful and useless

Like a wind

You blow from nowhere

Sweeping away living beings

Like water

You drown organisms

Taking their breath away

Like a fire

You consume individuals

Both great and small

Like the earth

You hold your captives

Snatching them from loved ones

Like a blow

You smash your victims

Leaving scars behind

Like a dream

You take people

To a faraway land

A land of no return

Though I don’t wanna

Travel to that land yet

I am not afraid of death

Are you?

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