Good night, because we must,
How intricate the dust!
I would go, to know!
Oh incognito!
Saucy, Saucy Seraph
To elude me so!
Father! they won’t tell me,
Won’t you tell them to?

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3 Comments

  1. frumpo says:

    Death will bring a new world–I really want to know what it will be like.

  2. Joseph says:

    Brilliant poem! I like how she adresses God as if she and Death were siblings and Death was teasing her so she went to complain to her Father.

  3. Olivia says:

    i love it, it takes a truely brillent mind to think up great poems

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