The Life Poem Verses
Less than a span:
In his conception wretched, from the womb
So to the tomb;
Curst from his cradle, and brought up to years
With cares and fears.
Who then to frail mortality shall trust,
But limns on water, or but writes in dust.
Yet whilst with sorrow here we live opprest,
What life is best?
Courts are but only superficial schools
To dandle fools:
The rural parts are turn'd into a den
Of savage men:
And where's a city from foul vice so free,
But may be term'd the worst of all the three?
Domestic cares afflict the husband's bed,
Or pains his head:
Those that live single, take it for a curse,
Or do things worse:
Some would have children: those that have them, moan
Or wish them gone:
What is it, then, to have, or have no wife,
But single thraldom, or a double strife?
Our own affections still at home to please
Is a disease:
To cross the seas to any foreign soil,
Peril and toil:
Wars with their noise affright us; when they cease,
We are worse in peace;--
What then remains, but that we still should cry
For being born, or, being born, to die
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About the poem
While this poem may not be suitable for a funeral in the traditional sense, it could be personalized to reflect the unique struggles and joys of the person being remembered. The poem could serve as a reminder to cherish the time we have and to not take life for granted. It could also be used to reflect on the difficulties and challenges that the deceased faced, and how they persevered through them. The final lines of the poem could also serve as a reminder to mourn and grieve, but ultimately to accept the inevitability of death.
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