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Departure Lounge

Who is seeing off whom,
In home,hospital or Hell,
Visiting you in your sick room,
Knowing you won't get well?

In that space 'tween life and death
You linger,time running out of sand,
All words mere empty breath
In what is no man's land.

Tears choked back(signs of guilt?)
A brave face essays a brave word
Like a house on sand built,
The emptiness of the absurd.

Time to go will soon be here.
Faith alone makes life endure.
When the loss is of one so dear,
Of that,who can really be sure?

Requiescat in pace.
Amor vincit omnia
Et  omnes mors.

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  1. Date: 8/1/2009 7:40:00 AM
    Dear Denis thanks for the lovely comment on Martial Acts...I'm now looking up demotic! LOL I was raised in a Polish Catholic community and terrorized by the children there for being a "devil" worshipper and not believing in God, that's where that perspective comes from. As to my muse I feed it with a constant input from outside my own "box" LOL THE ABOVE VERSE IF FULL OF TRUTH. Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/21/2008 1:35:00 PM
    My poem 'Vigil' deals with this same topic... yours is much stronger. Killer phrasing... very well done! Best wishes, Keith