X Factor

X FACTOR

I’m well acquainted with
Fear and death,
I’m the captain on this
Deck,
Mind over matter
Is children’s chatter,
Only the ones who
Sense the fullness
Of life,
And know the worth
Of its loss,
Have this thing known
to those who are the
Captains as having the
X factor.

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  1. Leon Cohen says:

    how can we understand death if we don’t live to the fullest,
    Only after we invade our inner soul with the pleasures and emotions of life
    can fear find us….. and ultimately fear death.

    i am also the captain on my deck and to many in my circles, the X factor.

    Enjoyed your poems……

    it’s fun to write as sometimes that is the only way to find ourselves…..

    Life moves quickly so death is always close…..but yet so unreal to most!

    Leon Cohen

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