An immortal elixir.

People are dying.
And?
People are fucking dying!
Are people not supposed to die?
Is there an elixir I’m unaware of
that allows a person to live forever?
I don’t think so.
Alright then
people are going to die
and if there was an immortal elixir
people would still die
because not everyone can live forever
and in a society of social classes
it’s not as if either of us
will ever get a drop anyways.
Instead I just focus on the breaths
I have left and give my time
to those that I value
as I avoid
dangerous vices
and societal treats
meant to shorten a short life
even shorter.

Thanks for reading.
-Temperamentally Tina

Published by Tina

I am a mother that is passionate about early education and a person that relieves stress through art, and writing.

16 thoughts on “An immortal elixir.

    1. Recently no, within my lifetime yes. Unfortunately death is a part of life. The poem itself was about the possibility of immortality and if there was such a thing that not everyone would be granted access to it because not everyone could live forever. Myself included some day I will die and I try to choose the safest and healthiest routes to prolong my life naturally. Thanks for the question.

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      1. Ultimately I fear the idea of no longer being myself observing the world as it is to me now. I know everyone has their own beliefs on what happens in death.

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      2. Thanks for your reply. So you fear change, you mean? Or the unknown part of death? You don’t have to answer, but I do appreciate you taking the time. I’m not sure I fear my own death, maybe just pain. And I figure if anything happens after this life, it’ll be an adventure. But I hate losing people I love. I hate death in a way… even if I can still feel their spirits. I shouldn’t hate it.

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      3. I fear death in the sense of leaving my kids without a mother because they are still young. In my belief people can live on through each other, and the memories they leave behind. I can understand fearing the pain. That is understandable to hate losing people you love.

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      4. Do you mind elaborating on what part you disagree on? Life is a collaboration of ideas and and everyone has their own beliefs I’d love to hear what you have to say. If you don’t mind sharing.

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      5. I just don’t think of death as an “unfortunate part of life,” rather I think it’s part of life. I want to come to terms with the “whole” and not reject the natural conclusions. I don’t know if I am making sense? But thank you too for sharing! And for the thought provoking conversation.

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      6. It makes sense. Thank you for taking an interest, asking questions, and sharing your perspective. I appreciate it.

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