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(A poem by Transhuman Tees)
 
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It's a natural process,
 
It's a natural process,
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They say getting old
 
They say getting old
  
 
As if it is something
 
As if it is something
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Either noble or bold
 
Either noble or bold
  
 
When your hip is stiff
 
When your hip is stiff
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You need a cane to walk
 
You need a cane to walk
  
 
Your ears are now useless
 
Your ears are now useless
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Can't hear anyone talk
 
Can't hear anyone talk
  
 
Tell me a reason
 
Tell me a reason
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And tell me why
 
And tell me why
  
 
When I think of that coming
 
When I think of that coming
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That I shouldn't cry
 
That I shouldn't cry
  
 
Who wants that for themselves?
 
Who wants that for themselves?
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Who wants that for others?
 
Who wants that for others?
  
 
Your parents
 
Your parents
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Your children
 
Your children
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Your sisters
 
Your sisters
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Your brothers
 
Your brothers
  
 
They say I fear death
 
They say I fear death
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But that is a lie
 
But that is a lie
  
 
I don't want to get old
 
I don't want to get old
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If you do, tell me why.
 
If you do, tell me why.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 14:00, 17 September 2016

Rage, rage, against the dying of the light. - Dylan Thomas

A poem originally written when Dylan's father began to go blind. Those famous words have been adopted by some longevity advocates in regards to the process of aging and also by some Transhumanism advocates who have taken the term "light" as a reference to death or mortality.

A poem by Transhuman Tees

It's a natural process,

They say getting old

As if it is something

Either noble or bold

When your hip is stiff

You need a cane to walk

Your ears are now useless

Can't hear anyone talk

Tell me a reason

And tell me why

When I think of that coming

That I shouldn't cry

Who wants that for themselves?

Who wants that for others?

Your parents

Your children

Your sisters

Your brothers

They say I fear death

But that is a lie

I don't want to get old

If you do, tell me why.