My Blog Is A Place Of Life And Death

My blog is a place of life and death.
A few who have commented here have lost their breath
And gone to a great, silent house
Where no word is heard
And the click of mouse
Is, forever staid.
They have their part played
In the blogasphere
And now are memorialised here
Through their comments, some may choose to peruse.
But should you click on a link to their blog, it may well be dead,
Or say
“He passed away
And this site his friends retain so that you may
Read what he, who is dead,
Once said”.

Others comment still
And will,
I hope continue to do so
For a long time to come
As their words enliven this site,
Yet none of us know
When our night
May come
And take us to a place
Where we
Are, forever free
Of technology,
But perhaps our words wil live on
After we are gone
In virtual pages
Or through printed book
Where, in future ages
Readers will look
And maybe remark
“He has gone to the dark,
But he had something to say
Which is why
I read him today”.

19 thoughts on “My Blog Is A Place Of Life And Death

  1. blindzanygirl

    Lovely poem Kevin. I have often thought about what will happen to our blogs when we are gone. And I guess no one would really know we had actuaally gone – just disappeared!

    1. K Morris Poet Post author

      Thanks for your comment, Lorraine. I am delighted that you like my poem.

      Yes, I also have wondered what will happen to our blogs when we are gone. As you say, readers may not know what has happened to us. Perhaps we got bored with blogging, other priorities intervened, or we shuffled off this mortal coil.

      I know that some bloggers do leave instructions as to what should happen to their sites on their death. I suspect that I ought to do this, however I have not as yet done so.

      My blog’s url appears in my books and, at some future date I guess that its possible that someone reading my books may click on the link to my website, only to have the error message “404, not found”.

      Anyway, I hope that both you and I will be around for many years to come.


      1. blindzanygirl

        I hope so to Kevin. I would like to think that people will still read my poetry after I am gone, but who knows!

      2. blindzanygirl

        I am having terrible problems commenting this morning. I think it is my iPad that is tired! I never can get said what I want to say, and then when I click on asend, it wants to do something else! I think I had better transfer to my bewer iPad but this one is a bit like okd slippers. Lol

      3. K Morris Poet Post author

        I hope your other Ipad works better for you, Lorraine, but I know what you mean about getting used to a particular device, and feeling comfortable using it. The analogy of comfortable old slippers is a good one.


      4. blindzanygirl

        ThanksKevin. I am on my newer iPad now. Not so comfortable to hold, but more efficient and more precise.

    2. K Morris Poet Post author

      I am glad that you managed to transfer to your newer iPad Lorraine. I used to own one, and have been thinking of investing in a replacement for some time now.

      1. blindzanygirl

        I like them Kevin because I can no longer deal with a laptop as I am unable to hold one on my knee, or cope with one on a table. I can hold the iPad with one hand but of course they don’t take things like JAWS so if you do get one I will be very interested to see how you geton with it. I have Voice Over on mine, plus the usual Dictation software, which doesn’t always pick things up properly and I can’t be firever asking my husband to check to see if what I am writing is okay. So it can be a bit problematic. Please let me know how you get on if you do get one. I would be very glad to know.

    3. K Morris Poet Post author

      I am familiar with Voiceover, Lorraine. I have an iPhone for work purposes (my day job) and use it using the Apple screen reader, which I find good, but not as effective as JAWS. Having said that, I do know of visually impaired people who greatly prefer Apple products to using JAWS on a Windows machine, so perhaps my preference for JAWS stems from me having used it for years. I will certainly let you know how I get on if I purchase an iPad. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, Lorraine and have a good week. Kevin

  2. -Eugenia

    We’ve lost a few excellent bloggers, Kevin, and in fact just recently a lovely poet passed, leaving a huge gap in blog land. But, while she was here we were gifted with her beautiful work. Her family took her blog down, which I understand the reasoning, however, also saddened by their decision.

    Your poem is spot on reflecting on how temporary life can be.

    1. K Morris Poet Post author

      I am sorry to hear about the sad death of your poet friend, Eugenia. You are right that although her family (quite understandably) decided to take her blog down, that you can remember her poetry and derive pleasure from the memory. Many thanks for your comment and all the best to you – Kevin


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