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The Suicide's Argument
(1772-1834 / Devon / England)

The Suicide's Argument

Poem By Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Ere the birth of my life, if I wished it or no
No question was asked me--it could not be so !
If the life was the question, a thing sent to try
And to live on be YES; what can NO be ? to die.


Is't returned, as 'twas sent ? Is't no worse for the wear ?
Think first, what you ARE ! Call to mind what you WERE !
I gave you innocence, I gave you hope,
Gave health, and genius, and an ample scope,
Return you me guilt, lethargy, despair ?
Make out the invent'ry ; inspect, compare !
Then die--if die you dare !

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yoyoyo its big steez lemme kash out right quick up a check at the club u know what Im saying hahah big steez kash out out ill check in with yall after I read this poem
Some gay and some more gay
Heart touching Poem
A poem that conveys the importance of life in an inquisitive manner
Didactic in every sense. Never left same after going through this.