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Does anyone know an author to this poem?
Posted by: melifair (70.126.82.---)
Date: September 13, 2008 10:18PM

I was told this poem by my Grandfather a long time ago, and I want to incorporate it into an art project ( Of course with the proper citation), however I do not know who wrote it.

It reads as follows:

Now ponder this as you go by
As you are now so once was I
As I am now soon you will be
And in the end you'll follow me


Any help figuring out an author is greatly appreciated.


Re: Does anyone know an author to this poem?
Posted by: misterF (91.111.76.---)
Date: September 14, 2008 05:04AM

This is often found on gravestones dating from the 1800's -

"Remember friends as you pass by,
As you are now so once was I.
As low as I you once must be,
Prepare yourself and follow me."


Re: Does anyone know an author to this poem?
Posted by: melifair (70.126.82.---)
Date: September 14, 2008 09:28AM

Yes. I remember him telling me that was where he saw one. I guess it's difficult to figure out who composes grave marker poems. Thanks for your reply.


Re: Does anyone know an author to this poem?
Posted by: FlyingWish (193.104.208.---)
Date: May 30, 2011 10:24AM

Beautiful lines, very insightful and penetrating. I don't know their author, but already adore his approach to composing. I believe this may be an epitaph as some epitaphs are unique and very revealing. I downloaded a couple of them from search [bytesland.com] I must admit that some of them are even funny, to my surprise...




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