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The Other Sides

You have life on one side.
All around it is death,
Endless beginnings,
Sprouting from endings,
Yet, ends wait, ends take,
When with time, harmony
Blows the trumpets of “BYE.”
O’, what so? Life, death—
Two names, apart,
No mortal can set.

You have light on one side.
All around it is darkness,
Blackness in its depth,
And empty shadows
Of within and without.
Rays pulse—what glamor,
What beauties exist!
Rays lie—all the beauty,
O’, even the glitters,
Bear shadows and shadows.
Rays lie—the sharpness, I saw,
Bears shadows and shadows,
Like of every mortal,
Like of every creature,
Or tree, or rock, or cloud—
every body; rays, too, cast
Shadows—black, and empty.

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Benie Langat

Benie is a poet and fiction writer, living in Nairobi, Kenya. He shares thought-provoking discussions, and occasionally does spoken word poetry and plays. Benie is also a freelance content and article writer. A dreamer, he realizes a world of possibilities through stories and explores life in poetry.

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