To 'The End'

A closing scene clears from the screen:
your words appear and credits roll,
suggesting discontinuation.

Readers reach the final lines,
where you contend the stories stopped,
though many clearly persevere

beyond a chapter, stanza, film
where characters last agelessly
and words outlive all fading pages.

To 'The End' © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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3 stanzas / 15 words per stanza / Title: To The End (all prompt requirements).  To The End challenge prompt - link:
Submitted: August 22, 2021