NIS (4 September 1915 - 14 April 2005 / Youngstown, Ohio)

One Voice Speaking

How when you are dead
Will you touch other hearts
Unless now when you can
You lay bare your own?

For they that come after
Are the same as those that be
They too will hunger for perfume

And in the sharpness of spring
Perceive that others before them
Have known all that they know

The years will be as nothing
Though they be countless

One voice speaking
Is stronger than death

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Comments (5)

A very sightful and insightful one. Thanks
And in the sharpness of spring Perceive that others before them Have known all that they know Will you touch the hearts when u die..... beautiful question and thoughts here which you are trying to portray are really wonderful. thank you dear poetess. tony
Speak the words of love now while alive, once you have died your voice will be forever silent. Unless you're a poet, then your voice will echo throughout the world forever! Just had to read this one again! Sublime and profound, deep meaning for me. Thank you again. RoseAnn
Opening and laying bare your heart now while alive makes so much sense, hiding within your heart will never tell the stories of life that need to be heard. Great message within these truthful lines! Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn
A very profound poem, Isabelle. Thanks for sharing