(un)expected end
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A short poem about life and death.

(un)expected end

Learn a lesson from the past:

Learn a lesson from the past: We style ourselves after the bold,

Learn a lesson from the past: We style ourselves after the bold, the strong,

Learn a lesson from the past: We style ourselves after the bold, the strong, the well-to-do,

Learn a lesson from the past: We style ourselves after the bold, the strong, the well-to-do, the meandering many,

Learn a lesson from the past: We style ourselves after the bold, the strong, the well-to-do, the meandering many, and the flamboyant few.

We follow the trend to find flattering words,

We follow the trend to find flattering words, an hour of fame,

We follow the trend to find flattering words, an hour of fame, and a few more numbers to our name.

Then without warning, decay breaks in

Then without warning, decay breaks in to the house we built,

Then without warning, decay breaks in to the house we built, and takes everything.

Then without warning, decay breaks in to the house we built, and takes everything. We are stunned by the theft

Then without warning, decay breaks in to the house we built, and takes everything. We are stunned by the theft of our hoarded significance

We are stunned by the theft of our hoarded significance

We are stunned by the theft of our hoarded significance and paralyzed by the assault of death.

and paralyzed by the assault of death.

This is the story of us all -

This is the story of us all - we cannot escape an end,

This is the story of us all - we cannot escape an end, no matter how great of a tale we spin.

Learn this lesson from the past

Learn this lesson from the past and only hoard

Learn this lesson from the past and only hoard the things that last.

Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven. Matthew 6:19-21

In his great mercy, God has given us new birth... through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade.... 1 Peter 1:3-5

Thanks for reading! Also thanks to @hayha for the challenge! [to write a poem using these words: past, lesson, trend, assault, style.]

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