Literary Impulse
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Literary Impulse


For Ever and Ever

Free verse poetry be careful what you wish for

Photo by David Monje on Unsplash

I’m told you are dead,
you will always be alive inside me;
for as long as I live.
Is this what is meant by the soul lives on,
in the hearts of the living?
Did we get the interpretation wrong?

Is dead, dead? Only living on
until the last keeper of our memory is no more?
Memories inside a mind, a heart,
genetic codes finally laid to rest.


Or do we shed our mortal coils to
“Trip the light fantastic” light-footed
through nebulas dancing around their
newborn star clusters!?

Tripping galaxy to galaxy experiencing new worlds,
new civilisations always learning
for trillions and trillions and trillions of years
until our universe is no more!
But hey, there’s probably another one we can jump into!

Joined in matrimony with all we know not,
to live until the end of time,
even though time does not exist,
there’s always going to be
that measurement somewhere,
on and on forever and ever
learning experiencing unfathomable realities
all we have no conception of!

On and on and on the multiverse roundabout,
we can not get off if we wanted to!
Souls living amongst each other from different worlds
different dimensions all together forever and ever and ever and ever!
Praying to get off this cycle of never-ending life we all begged for.

Eternally crazy, death is not something the soul knows of?

Be careful what we wish for.

Thank you as always, Rahul Sharma, Somsubhra Banerjee Elisabeth Khan Priyanka Srivastava for this great idea and for giving my words a platform.
🙏✨🙏✨🙏✨🙏✨ Thank you all for reading and your precious time. Always. J. 🙏✨



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James G Brennan

Writes free to read eclectic free verse poetry. "Everything in life is writable about" Sylvia Plath.