Mortal by Charl Landsberg

Charl Landsberg | March 23rd, 2013 | poetry | No Comments

Poet Bio

Make all the most of this, my friend
For all you know will pass
Your kith, your kin and even you
Will sink beneath the grass

Your hopes, your dreams, are meaningless
When death knocks at your door
And all you’ve made will fade to dust
And scatter on the floor

So make this world your opus, friend
And shape things for the best
And bring your matters to a close
When you’re put down to rest

Make sure that when you’re dead and gone
You’ve done all you could do
For those that did not have the chance
That you’ve stumbled onto

Poet Bio

Charl Landsberg is a South African poet, musician and activist. He is deeply inspired by the plight for human rights, especially with regards to the LGBT community and abused children. His work often incorporates the promotion of humanism, reason, and education, alongside a harsh criticism of bigotry such as racism, classism, homophobia, and sexism. Landsberg’s work often advocates access for all people to things such as education, health care, and social welfare.

published in print in Poetry Potion 2013.01 On Being Human

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