Poetry Day: Curse of the Immortal


(This one is rather self-explanatory.  For a long time, I’ve been fascinated by immortality and the mental/emotional impact it would have on a person.  It really does come off as a curse unless one cuts off their ability to make connections.)


He will live forever

To see the end of time

No disease can end his life

And every wound will heal

For his immortality is pure

With a never-ending pain

He will see his loved ones die

Knowing they have gone to dust

He will yearn to have a friend

Who lives as long as he

It is a wish the gods won’t grant

As he travels time alone

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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15 Responses to Poetry Day: Curse of the Immortal

  1. L. Marie says:

    Well done, Charles! When I read your poem, I thought of “The Wanderings of Oisin,” which also captures the ennui of immortality.
    But I especially think of the Eternals. I didn’t see the movie, but I read Neil Gaiman’s graphic novel.


  2. Wonderful poem, Charles. The other side of the curse I see is being stuck with people who grate on your nerves for all eternity! This concept has always fascinated me too 💕🙂

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  3. The trade-off for immortality sounds like a high price, indeed.

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  4. I’ve kind of taken this approach with my witches. They live a long time if not forever. I’ve been purposely vague about this. Eventually they get a little crusty about some things and tend to withdraw from society.


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