I have been writing about death since I was seventeen...

Poem written by Saad El-Asha on Monday 15, June 2020

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I have been writing about death since I was seventeen, and so instead of wasting youth on struggles, I have made a short cut to old age where Mono No Aware is no longer Japanese: It takes the form of a safe and hastened death by which all tickets to heaven are sold. No need for old wisemen telling us to enjoy youth: There is none.
   

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    On the western side the ancient term 'Memento mori' was used to view life's disparities. The coarser modern term is 'Life is shit and then you die.' You have well expressed this contemplative side of the coin for viewing death.
    On the up side of the coin there is, 'Eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow we die'.
    If you add in Dylan's urging, 'Rage against the dying of the light', I think that about captures it all.
    'Life is shit and then you die' However, you left one thing out. First, you pay taxes, and then you die.
    You two may add the immortal words of Eric Idle: life is a piece of shit when you look at it.