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No Longer Mourn for Me When I Am Dead

Faye Gibson Avatar Faye Gibson - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail Go to Poets Blog Block poet from commenting on your poetry

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No Longer Mourn for Me When I Am Dead

If Death should call, let me go free;
It's only Heaven beckons me.
If I should step beyond the veil
Of sight and sound and voice, 't is well;
I shall be glad to place my head
Beneath the sod with other dead.
My spirit will not linger there
But float on myriad colored air
And dip its wings o'er twinkling stars
And ride the moon's bright, silver car.
At last my yearning soul will know,
Forever ceased its worldly woe.
If Death comes, do not robe in black
As if you want my spirit back;
I would not want your soul to grieve
Nor stand here desolate, bereaved.
I shall be glad at last to go;
Rejoice with me who wished it so.
It's not a morbid, ghastly thought
But one in Grace and Glory wrought.
For just beyond life's ebbing sea,
Beyond earth's pain and agony,
I dimly see the other shore
Where I shall live forevermore.
Death shall but serve to chauffer me
From galaxy to Galaxy.
His fingers do not clutch and tear
The soul from one who does not fear;
That soul is borne up in his arms
In ecstasy, without alarms.
Death will not be my dreaded fate:
He is but Heaven's op'ning gate.

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  1. Date: 10/12/2014 12:24:00 PM
    Well Versed, Faye. Full of peace and truth.

  1. Date: 5/23/2014 9:37:00 PM
    Love the write! Congrats on the win my friend!!

  1. Date: 5/22/2014 1:17:00 AM
    such a dramatic, lyrical write, faye!... special kudos to you for a top award.. huggs

    Gibson Avatar Faye Gibson
    Date: 5/22/2014 5:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Nette.
  1. Date: 5/21/2014 10:26:00 PM
    Amazing write Faye ! indded an emotion packed well expressed spiritually uplifting poem ! congrats on great win !

    Gibson Avatar Faye Gibson
    Date: 5/22/2014 5:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Dr. Sharma. You are always so kind.
  1. Date: 5/21/2014 6:11:00 PM
    Congrats on a great win ...

    Gibson Avatar Faye Gibson
    Date: 5/22/2014 5:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you. Joseph.
  1. Date: 5/21/2014 5:47:00 PM
    This is such a beautiful work of art. I enjoy the beauty and serenity in it. Thank you for sharing. always Reading, Jess :)

  1. Date: 5/21/2014 3:14:00 PM
    Congratulations on your well deserved high win, Faye !!!! :O)) very well written poem... ^_^ this is the best take for Shakespeare theme... ^_^

    Gibson Avatar Faye Gibson
    Date: 5/22/2014 5:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Aiyah.
  1. Date: 5/21/2014 1:26:00 PM
    A delightful masterpiece. If you told me Mr. Shakespeare had written this, I WOULD BELIEVE YOU!!!

    Gibson Avatar Faye Gibson
    Date: 5/21/2014 3:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ivo, you are a dear and much too free with your praise. Thanks so much for dropping by and leaving this wonderful comment.
  1. Date: 5/21/2014 11:51:00 AM
    Awesome write, Faye!! Type of poem I too would enjoy writing. Perfectly expressive, but then you never disappoint:) congrats on your top podium! // paul

    Callus Avatar Paul Callus
    Date: 5/21/2014 3:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ...but you do !!!
    Gibson Avatar Faye Gibson
    Date: 5/21/2014 3:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Paul. You make me feel good...like I might write something worthy some day.
  1. Date: 5/21/2014 9:42:00 AM
    a super win..SKAT

    Gibson Avatar Faye Gibson
    Date: 5/21/2014 3:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, dear SKAT.
  1. Date: 5/17/2014 12:15:00 PM
    A well deserved win and a truly magnificent presentation.. Good golly , I wish to some day be able to write like that my friend! Bravo!!!!!!!!!!

    Lindley Avatar Robert Lindley
    Date: 5/17/2014 12:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Simply must add that gem to my fav......
  1. Date: 5/17/2014 9:59:00 AM
    Faye, magnificent treatment of Shakespeare's line. He's probably up there thinking: "Why didn't I write that?" Well deserved win, congrats!!

  1. Date: 5/16/2014 10:46:00 AM
    Beautiful write Faye! Congrats on your brilliant win! Keith

  1. Date: 5/16/2014 7:15:00 AM
    Love it! Congratulations on wonderful first place win! Lori

  1. Date: 5/15/2014 9:00:00 PM
    Awsome write,Faye. Congrats on your well deserved first place. Lainie

  1. Date: 5/15/2014 8:49:00 PM
    'a well deserved win. I kind of thought of doing that theme myself. It is such a great one. Congratulations, Faye.

  1. Date: 5/15/2014 8:16:00 PM
    A big congrats on your lovely win xxx

  1. Date: 5/15/2014 7:04:00 PM
    congratulation on your well deserved win

  1. Date: 5/15/2014 6:49:00 PM
    Great quote, great write, great win. Congratulations on your no. 1. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 5/15/2014 5:06:00 PM
    You have expressed both the thought and the form perfectly. This one is going in my fav's. Cheers, Roy

    Gibson Avatar Faye Gibson
    Date: 5/15/2014 6:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Roy. I appreciated you taking the time to read it.
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