Against the Tides

Death Be Not Proud

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Death Be Not Proud

Sonnet X, also known by its opening words as "Death Be Not Proud", is a fourteen-line poem, or sonnet, by English poet John Donne (1572–1631), one of the leading figures in the metaphysical poets group of seventeenth-century English literature. Written between February and August 1609, it was first published posthumously in 1633. It is included as one of the nineteen sonnets that comprise Donne's Holy Sonnets or Divine Meditations, among his best-known works. Most editions number the poem as the tenth in the sonnet sequence, which follows the order of poems in the Westmoreland Manuscript (circa 1620), the most complete arrangement of the cycle, discovered in the late nineteenth century. However, two editions published shortly after Donne's death include the s… more »


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I am trapped against the tides
Trying to move forward but I
Fall back
Mercy unknown
Aspirations fade to black

The sands of time for me are slowly running out

With every step I try to take
I fall further into regression
Will I ever be free, find salvation?

Capsized I begin to drown
With all hope lost, not to be found
Pulled in the undertow
I'm swallowed by the great below

The sands of time for me are slowly running out

With every step I try to take
I fall further into regression
Will I ever be free, find salvation?

Sinking against the tides
Anguish is in the air, as I now start to despair
Life so harsh, so cold
Rendered me frail and old

With every step I try to take
I fall further into regression
Will I ever be free, find salvation?

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