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As Everybody Dies
by Erin E Kelly-Moen
Wednesday, January 05, 2005
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I am honored to post a translation of this piece, 'As Everybody Dies', into Spanish by Miss Maria Cristina Azcona.

She has added value to my work with her thoughtfulness, compassion for humanity and willingness to reach out to help others on a culturally diverse planet unite in the name of world-wide peace to create a future for the human race.

I get so impatient
When the world doesnít go right,
When responsibility isnít taken
For activities of spite,

When the world doesnít go right,
And life isnít so bright.
For activities of spite
Murders soulsí height,

And life isnít so bright.
Human animals delight
Murders soulsí height,
Suppresses willsí might.

Human animals delight
Creates misery of lives,
Suppresses willsí might,
And Mankind doesnít thrive.

Creates misery of lives,
Weeping fills the skies,
And Mankind doesnít thrive
As everybody dies.

Weeping fills the skies,
When responsibility isnít taken
As everybody diesÖ
I get so impatient.

Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
© Copyright 1/5/05

Porque Todos Mueren

Traduccion de Maria Cristina Azcona
del original por la autora

Me vuelvo impaciente
Cuando el mundo va cada vez peor
Cuando nadie asume responsabilidad
Por las consecuencias del mal

Cuando el mundo va cada vez peor
La vida no tiene albor
Por las consecuencias del mal
Que mata la vida interior

El animal humano del placer
Crea vidas en pobreza
Suprime el sentido del deber
Y la humandidad no progresa

Crea vidas en pobreza
Lagrimas del cielo llueven
Y la humanidad no progresa
Porque todos mueren

Lagrimas del cielo llueven
Cuando nadie asume responsabilidad
Y cuando todos mueren
Me vuelvo impatiente.

Maria Cristina Azcona

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Reviewed by Lois Christensen 1/19/2009
Different, but highly accountable to read and absorb.
Reviewed by kindra garber (Reader) 1/14/2005
i like it alot a little confusing when you repeat but it is your style of writing
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 1/7/2005
very creative, with an unusaul flow
enjyed the new-ness here!!!!
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 1/6/2005

Brillant style, verse and line - exceptional poem ... loved this one!!

Best wishes,

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 1/6/2005
Excellent piece Erin!!

Hey I am still waiting for those promised cookies!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Thomas Lanechanger 1/6/2005
Because of humanities inability to remain focused and committed towards each other, one can often relate to the terrible pitfalls that mankind continues to fall into. They say patience is a virtue, yet without everyone sharing a common goal, far too many shall die in vain. Excellent write.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 1/5/2005
Okay, pardon my stupidity everybody, but I have no idea what a pantoum is and my wordweb program does not even have in its dictionary, which is unusual, but I like the poem either way...Ed
Reviewed by Eva Black (Reader) 1/5/2005
You are the third Poet to present a Pantoum here in AuthorsDen in the last two years; and this, "As Everybody Dies" is a Pantoum that supplies and complies with all that poetic literature is about!

Eva Black, BFA
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi Benyehu (Reader) 1/5/2005
The first that I read from Your pen. "As Everybody Dies" is a striking Pantoum - composed in free rhymed verse - duly delivered in full compliance with Poetry's mission.

Thank You for enriching the pages of Poetry.

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by David Livingstone 1/5/2005
This is the best Pantoum I read this year.
"As Everybody Dies" will make the point, and will show the difference.
This is a Pantoum that can give any poet the Master's title.

"As Everybody Dies" makes this Pantoum alive.

David Livingstone.
Reviewed by Margarita Caligaris (Reader) 1/5/2005
Poet Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen, - you have written one of kind - Pantoum of the twenty-first century. This Pantoum is self-explanatory, and has given us its most and the best lines.

Thank you, Author-Poet Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen.

Your Pantoum does make history!

Margarita Caligaris, litt.D., Ph.D.
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen 1/5/2005
Sometimes, words are used in a context other than the most common, or a reader's mind-inferred, where it's a matter of perspective and relativity, one reason I am a synonym addict.

As a noun, animal is defined as 1. a living organism which feeds on organic matter, usu. one with specialized sense organs and a nervous system, and able to respond quickly to stimuli 3. a brutish or uncivilized person

To refine my meaning, I used the word 'human' in front of animal to lead the reader to see humanity is worse than animalkind, though they are defined the same. Ed is such a sweetheart, holding love in his large heart for all animals in the animalkingdom, and defends them with conviction and vigor.


Reviewed by Mr. Ed 1/5/2005
I sometimes think we do an injustice to animals when we refer to ourselves as such; although we really are animals, nonhuman animals often seem so much wiser than we seem to be, especially in today's sorry world.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 1/5/2005
Used to know what the name of this style of poetry was but I am having a "Senior Moment." Beautiful. Thought-provoking. Outstanding. Take a bow. Clap, clap.
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 1/5/2005
This one makes you stop and think.
Reviewed by William Bonilla 1/5/2005
We penned Erin
enjoyed reading

William .....Peace
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 1/5/2005

a bit of dark humor in your lines--brilliant!!!!!!!!!!

love how you began and ended the poem with "i get so impatient." just wonderful!

(((HUGS))) and love, karla. :)
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