to be or not to be?

i have been puzzled by this sentence
and i've come to a conclusion
that yes before death comes life
and death lasts forever
so far, we create dust for eternity
few create other thing than that
maybe a work yes for shakespeare
but as long as we cannot provide
anything that is not dust, it's better
to give life than dust

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Written on 2017-07-29 at 13:31

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Ashe The PoetBay support member heart!
The most famous of Shakespeare's quotes, as said by Hamlet when he ponders whether to live with the pains of life, which he sees as inevitable or to choose death and the unknown and as he might have believed, the possible damnation of suicide. It's about a difficult choice. Yes, death lasts forever, and troubles, well, sometimes they can be overcome.

one trick pony The PoetBay support member heart!
I think we've all puzzled over this line. It is, in its own way, a koan.