mere mortals

mere mortals

it shouldn’t surprise us
how nonchalantly death
steals away our breath
in just a blink
without considering
that we have things to do
life to live, we’re not through
no death don’t care
the cruel fact of it is
when it’s your time to go
you can bet death will show
ready or not
immortality’s not
for mere mortals like us
just accept it, don’t fuss
enjoy the ride


For Tanka Tuesday’s Theme Prompt this week: “Immortality”, the Abhanga, which is:
· stanzaic, written in any number of quatrains (4 line stanzas).
· syllabic, 6/6/6/4 syllables each
· rhymed L2 and L3 rhyme. Often internal rhyme is employed. End rhyme scheme x a a x , x being unrhymed.

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