the reality of death

June 18, 2009

 

Death sits as my enemy
It’s a constant reminder
Of my own powerlessness
When it comes I weep
~
It is sudden and swift
It is like a tornado
We don’t like to think about 
The reality
~
I know that death is coming
With my head but not my heart
Somehow I think I will escape
Where do I get that
~
I decided to face it
To turn and look death straight on
I’ll not live my life in fear
And miss the great joy
~
Two kinds of death that I see
Physical and spiritual
What blinds people from seeing
Are internal lies
~
Those lies must be confronted
And only you can do it
Be sure you get all the facts
You’re responsible
~
Who is it that speaks to death
That’s what I wanted to know
I sought an authentic voice
Not religious talk
~
We all have been hurt
I have tasted the injustice
Relationship betrayal
I grew up in it
~
I decided I would stop
The cycle of death given me
The one my parents lived in
The questions began
~
Each person has a story
That deserves full attention
Everyone needs to be heard
That’s what I believe
~
Real conversation 
Is what I need from someone
Who will listen and respond
And consider well
Understanding my story
And me understanding theirs
~
written June 17, 2009
after a week with several deaths
~
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One Response to “the reality of death”

  1. Jennifer said

    Thank you. I appreciate your prose. I am powerless over the cycle of death. Thanks be to God through Jesus the cycle is broken. He is Life. He is Hope and Joy and Love.

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