Is and Was

Poem Number One (Inspired by Wikipedia’s convention of upon death immediately changing a person’s biographical listing from is to was.)

Part One

He died

She died

Is became was

I cried.

Between is and was

A brief pause

Joy and strife

A life.

Life to death

Final breath.

Part Two

He lived

She lived

Life until death

One long breath.

Time flies

Someone dies

We mourn

Life re – born.

New life

No strife

New place

No trace.

New birth

New earth


Then shove.

Part Three

Life begins

Someone wins

A kiss between

Was and is.

Clear eyes

Blue skies


Life was.

Forward now

Learning how

From a kiss

Was became is.

4 thoughts on “Is and Was

  • June 30, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    I loved it Joe! It was short, direct to the point but, oh so meaningful!!!

  • June 30, 2020 at 10:56 pm

    Simple yet powerful, Joe. Emotion-packed in its brevity and it brought tears to my eyes. Thank you friend.


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