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Life Sentences
by Tova Gabrielle

Saturday, April 16, 2005
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Finsh your

sentences

Descend Now!
The stakes are huge!
Save the World,
Go back to Earth
and get your PHD
in Survival,
Fight fleshy demons,
Become an ace dragon slayer

Get your medals
when you return
to heaven.
If it doesn't kill you first,
it will make you strong.
Choose your role: Victim-who-dies or
victim-who-survives:
a Hero.

choose your adventure

A fantastic chance to win points
if you have the chutzpa to figure this one out!
Not for the faint of heart!
Apply now
Survivors only,
delusionals will be put on a wait list,
we sent too many already and
the game is HOT.
All who completed last tenure, considered for top jobs.

*Benefits not applicable to Suicides
who will be subject to different rules
including but not limited to

LIMBO
being placed on a waiting list
while in a gray fog,

THE BACKUP WORLD OPTION
waking up on another earth
exactly like this one
with the same damn people and places,
a backup world.

THE SPECIAL
becoming just a face a
nd nothing else,
floating in space throughout eternity.

THE KICK BACK
being returned immediately,
unopened
to whereyou last left off,
but as a ghost


DRUDGERY

(At the very least, if you don't stay in the Earth School
long enough
to get your damn diploma)
you will have to go through birth again,
and diapers
and trying to grow up in a culture that doesn't protect or respect childhood,
and all this just to reach the stage
you were at before you dropped out.





You'd still have to figure out
what to do with the life force,
since you can't get rid of energy
You canít stop existence
and I donít want to be a ghost




No I wouldnít mind dropping out
of this life early, are you kidding?
I'd get to see Timmy and Clyde Cockatoo again and get together with
those humans who left me (the bastards!)

I wouldn't mind flying around
exempt from the gravity of gravity
where i spend all my time trying to make things i find undertsandable, understood,
and understanding things i find incomprehensible

but squander the body?
can't just rush
into bliss
after killing yourself, can you?
in fact, oyou might crash and
what it would be like to crash
with no body?
Would you be a dark indentation somewhere in space
or a shadow on the bathroom floor?

Besides, Dad's Visitations were proof enough that
even if you die , you don't die,

even if you commit suicide,
you donít die,
and suicide can be a long term thing, including living a yo-yo lifestyle.
You might wish you could die,
once you were dead.









No I will not die now, like my father at 50
and dear sister, at 47,
although i'd like to
wake out
of this world

but since there is no death,
i'll end up out of sinc,
wacked out and miserable
without a body
to fix my life

if you leave the stage early
without an invitation
to the reception
or at least calling first
and making sure
the accomodations
over there are ready for you,
barging into the next world
you might end up in another place
but not in your mind,
which you'd bring with you to
another place where
you donít get to right your wrongs
without going back to kindergarten
starting all over again.
and who wants to go through another birth and diapers
childhood eternity,
it might be wise to stay here and

finish your sentences.

reapplying
waiting for a slot on earth
and I don't imagine you'd be high
on their list of applicants.

if you step out of the
flow of life, at the very least, you will be out of the flow. And that can't be good.
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Reviewed by Maria Lupinacci 4/18/2005
Tova,

I am applauding, this is truly excellent! Unique, waaaay out of the box, and presented from a place that goes beyond the scope!
This should be sent out to the hospitals, schools, etc. This is
a work to be very proud of!
Reviewed by Kenny Baez 4/17/2005
hey, you're asking all the right questions and phrasing them so well. I really enjoyed this meaning of life and death poem. You took me on a journey, Tova!
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/16/2005
Now this is unique! hahahahaha!!! Thanks for your "poem from a poem"
I really enjoyed it, and the compliment!

Eileen
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