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Death to Death I Say

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Death to Death I Say



My mind has trouble wrapping itself around
incomprehensible thoughts of the inevitable.
Fighting against the extinguisher of life’s force
is embedded deep within this heart and soul.
Yes, though I walk through the valley where
this shadow dwells, deep within I know fear
should not be with me... for here I walk not alone.
My God has never yet forsaken me.. to fear.
Yet still, I want to lift my sword and cut off the
offending forces with certain blow, screaming 
Be gone! Be gone!  You wretched soul collector!
This one is not ready to go…this one is loved !!
This one …this dear one…this one is MINE !!

My heart and mind are out of sync with what
is truly meant to be and will be... selfishness
alone clinging to a soul that is ready to go.
Where joy no longer dwells within the skin
creased with time’s aging hands. Where is life?
Is it only in the inhale and exhale of breathing? 
When the mind no longer functions to allow 
the body to function properly should I be willing
to simply let go? The heart screams NO!!  
The mind understanding, but denies the thoughts
for another week, another day,  another hour

Death To Death I Say !!!

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  1. Date: 4/21/2013 6:30:00 PM
    This is exceptional. I love the reaction to your perspective of death. Brilliant words come together so well. Love this because I am currently writing about this subject and hope to finish it in this lifetime!

  1. Date: 1/24/2013 10:27:00 PM
    Deb; This is something to think about. Everyone and start working on it now, so we can have a good death. My mom was sick almost 3 years sick witout getting out of bed. They cut off her legs, she could not eat normal and she could not talk. that was suffering and more for the family. we need to get close to Jesus, that is what I try to do. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

    Squyres Avatar Debra Squyres
    Date: 1/30/2013 6:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I have to agree we must all prepare for the time... not an easy thing to do, for ourselves or for family members.
    Carrillo Avatar Lucilla Carrillo
    Date: 1/24/2013 10:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sorry. Everyone is different, so we have to start working now.
  1. Date: 1/24/2013 7:28:00 AM
    Just like that poem, go not gentle into the night (something to that effect) Very good theme to write on, Debra. I hope I am able to go gently into the night if things get so bad that it is not worth living any more. I think it can be a true dilemma. Thought provoking poem.

    Squyres Avatar Debra Squyres
    Date: 1/24/2013 11:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I know it should be peacful, but seldom is...I hope when that times comes I can leave gracefully.
  1. Date: 1/24/2013 7:19:00 AM
    Always listen to your heart, Debra, a very good poem. - Have a nice afternoon. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 1/23/2013 10:23:00 AM
    yes i agree with you here Debra, love the powerful effect your poem had on me the reader...

  1. Date: 1/22/2013 11:31:00 PM
    AWESOME poem Debbie,,, going to fav's,,, you might like my Grim Reaper" . have a great day ;}

  1. Date: 1/22/2013 8:50:00 PM
    I'm on your side! Enjoyed reading your poem Debra. Warm thoughts, Ralph

  1. Date: 1/22/2013 4:11:00 PM
    Beyond our knowing, eternity is sowing. The silken threads of heavens vine. Where God has promised all devine. Our human concience lives on faith. And in the bible the prophets sayeth. Peace be still forever more. Only excitement for whats in store. Death to death and life to life. And prayers to help us with the strife. Hang on Debra. :) The rides just getting going. :)

  1. Date: 1/22/2013 7:44:00 AM
    This is such an in depth write on Death my friend! I truly loved reading this insightful poem this morning! What a intriguing piece, Great Work!!