The solemn thought of life
The inevitability of death
Cuts deep like a knife
Alters the very breath

Today the rose shines so bright
Commands admiration from every eye
Tomorrow irritates the sight
Makes one wonder why

Why do life bearers glow and fade
Give up strength, breath and beauty
Levelled into dust by the spade
Others take their place and duty

Searched deep into man's history
Could find no clue to this mystery

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