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In passing on

In passing on

I fear not – the shadows, the blackness of death
nor the scythe, in the hands of the Grim Reaper.
What I do fear is the loss of Life’s, breath
as days linger on, dragging me, reluctantly, ever deeper
into the depths of emptiness, as Life, retreats.
She, leaves me on my own, all alone, seldom meets 
with me, on the solid ground of equality,
leaving me to feel that my life is but frivolity.

Many times, I have come before St Peter’s gate.
Arm wrestling with the Grim Reaper, seems, my fate.
Death may be kinder, then what you, sometimes, state.
I realize that among men, - poorly – me you do rate 
and all I am, who I am – against you, do grate.
I do wonder ?, if I am truly – for you an aggravation 
or is all I have experienced, figments of my imagination ?
Is it possible you could rise above ?
With me, find true love ?


B. J. “A” 2
January 30th 2009

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  1. Date: 5/18/2013 8:02:00 PM
    Everything is possible, William..we should never give up hope Enjoyed reading this. Annalise

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    Date: 5/21/2013 12:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    “ Enjoyed reading this. ” is a pleasure to know Annalise, and I aim to please . “ we should never give up hope ” which I never do Annalise, but at the same time, also realize that in age, one’s hopes and dreams become harder and harder to find fruition. “ Everything is possible ” how true !, we are born, we live and we move on into other dimensions, other planes which are facts and what lies in-between, are possibilities – dreamed of, expected, realized or just passing possibilities . Thank you Annalise, for reading my stuff and for your input and comment . Bill -William J Atfield Jr – ( B. J. “A” 2 )
  1. Date: 5/18/2013 2:13:00 PM
    in passion I dream not... <--- love the statement. William, life is a battle we fight all the way through. and hey hey!! it is possible. I love it... no need in waking up.. always~ Linda