I realized I’m not afraid of dying.
The sweet surrender into nothing is calming,
Opposing the rush of life
Where thoughts race like a lightning strike.
I don’t want to die.
Immortal life would be so soothing
Godliness and the constant moving
Oh, to forsake the heavens, I could try.
I’m not afraid of dying.
I want to live until there’s no more life in me!
A cheer to kindness and heartache and all I can be,
To laughter and sorrow and crying.
To see all there is to see.
(this one is actually my own )
Good. I like the way you captured the mixed emotions about dying. That’s something I think most people feel when they reach adulthood. I also like the way you captured the ups and downs of life that is felt especially strongly by schizophrenics. The rhyme in the last stanza is particularly good.
Thank you! Means a lot, coming from someone who writes so well.
Death The Great Equalizer -
Some die of natural causes some in a tragic way
But for every single one of us a final night and day
Without respect for the power of wealth and without respect for fame
Death the great equalizer treats everyone as the same
Without respect for anyone or creatures great or small
The billionaires of the World to the Reaper’s scythe do fall
At least the one who does claim every life promotes equality
Amongst the wealthy of the World and those in poverty
Some live on to a ripe old age and some die in their prime
And some even die as children they are not granted much time
Not ageist or discriminatory in any way
He claims the lives of the very young and those who are old and gray
He’s a true egalatarian of him one can only say
And for each and everyone of us a final night and day.
Poem by Francis Duggan
EXCELLENT poem, Minnii. It puts feelings into words very well.
That was very heartfelt. I’m not afraid of dying either. I more afraid of the pain and suffering that comes just before it.