Sir Terry Pratchett

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The sun goes down upon the Ankh,
And slowly, softly fades –
Across the Drum; the Royal Bank;
The River-Gate; the Shades.

A stony circle’s closed to elves;
And here, where lines are blurred,
Between the stacks of books on shelves,
A quiet ‘Ook‘ is heard.

 

A copper steps the city-street
On paths he’s often passed;
The final march; the final beat;
The time to rest at last.

 

He gives his badge a final shine,
And sadly shakes his head –
While Granny lies beneath a sign
That says: ‘I aten’t dead.’

 

The Luggage shifts in sleep and dreams;
It’s now. The time’s at hand.
For where it’s always night, it seems,
A timer clears of sand.

 

And so it is that Death arrives,
When all the time has gone…
But dreams endure, and hope survives,
And Discworld carries on.

— Reddit user Poem_for_your_sprog

 
Terry Pratchett was one of my favorite authors. His brilliant blend of satire and parody with fantasy always made me laugh – his writing inspired me.

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