Virtual immortality

By Kate. July 4th, 2010

“Hafeem ObservingAll!

Glenn created a person who does not exist on the earth

To act for him when he has left the earth.

A virtual immortality!

How much of what we do  / surrogates the desire to live forever?

Children, reputation, endowments, dynasties /streets named “Rue de Vallee”

Great works of art, grateful friends, an entry in the Britannica.

Poems published, books in print / and we imagine ourselves going on and on

After we have passed away.

When we truly become immortal / will we cease to try? — Kate

2 Comments

  1. Lylllee says:

    I don’t really understand wanting to be remembered when you’re gone. Of course all _you_ remember him, and you should. But what does it matter to him? He’s not here.

    As that dead white guy Epicurus said, “Why should we fear death? When we exist death is not, and when death exists we are not.”

    But now that I think of it, maybe Glenn did it because it made him happy at the time to think about you remembering him after he was dead. I suppose that works for the other things you mention too. Ok, now I’ve explained it to myself. Thanks for the poem getting me to.

  2. c says:

    I like the fact, Glenn has a cheeky sense of humour.

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