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The Story of Life

To exist, a living thing must be born
Whether animal, plant or some other
This marks the initial stage it builds on
And heralds its life that follows after

After its birth, there is the growth process
Which requires adequate nutrition
In this vital stage, there must be success
In order to attain maturation

A living thing in full maturity
Displays its species characteristics
These serve to define its identity
In testimony of its uniqueness

Living things are programmed internally
To keep their species continuation
To make this action a reality
They engage in acts of reproduction

Living things cannot live eternally
The process of decay cannot be stopped
Bodies that once were quite firm and healthy
With time they become shriveled and dried up

The action of decay is precursor
That signals the final stage which is death
For living organisms wherever
This occurs when they take their final breath
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Posted: Mar 11
About this poem:
This poem applies to all living things:
animals, plants, birds, fishes, insects, etc.
Regardless of the type, they all undergo the stages of:


iambic pentameter

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Well done, I was counting the syllables beer
Enjoyed with thanks for sharing socrates
Very Nicely done! thumbs up handshake
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A great narrative on earthly existence Socrates,
Complete with subtle rhymes and faultless meter. I respect the time and effort that's devoted to this type of poem.

Regards Mick.

There is a song called Live is Life. "When we all give the power, we all give the best."dancing
A great piece of work
Im feeling blank
Wish to try
Thank you for sharing and knowing you are well is joy for me .peace
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Thanks for your compliment and the syllable count
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Glad you enjoyed the piece.
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thanks for your kind comment.
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Thanks for your input.
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nice to hear from you.
thanks for your comment
and your concern about my welfare.
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