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Death's dress rehearsal.
Our nightly practice for the end
A compromise to darkness
while we wait for morning's light
The world in all its beauty
then breaks upon our sight

And we partake in living
as our senses reel again
We hear the droning distance
Breathe the freshness in the air
Heady fragrance of the blossoms
Feel the bustle everywhere

How can the final sleep be endless slumber,
If in rehearsal, it was all, to wait for light ?
Beyond an unknown realm
in that first dawning
What great wonder will we wake to?
What delight ?

Suzanne Delaney

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  1. Date: 6/14/2015 5:40:00 PM
    Brilliant theme and poetry. Sleep, I feel, is not only life's rehearsal for death as you most aptly point out but must include the ethereal as many tribes believe and also deep memories of other lives. A fascinating piece of work that gives all readers 'something to sleep on! ....Ivor

  1. Date: 5/9/2013 10:27:00 AM
    Congrats on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 5/9/2013 10:08:00 AM
    yes, t his is the mystery that awaits all humans to discover upon death. You did the theme so well. Congrats on your win. Was this a recent contest. I never even knew of it?

  1. Date: 5/9/2013 10:01:00 AM
    Congrats on your win~A.O

  1. Date: 5/8/2013 11:22:00 PM
    Congratulation , so well deserved. Love your style. Love Terry xoxo

  1. Date: 5/8/2013 9:28:00 PM
    Suzanne, congratulations... LINDA

  1. Date: 5/8/2013 8:37:00 PM
    nice' Nate

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 9:03:00 PM
    Dear Suzanne, I do not know what to say; Beautiful PURE POETRY What a Psalm,a Majestic MasterPiece. I Bow to YOUR Laureatus Pen. Into my favourites.LOVE YOU ALWAYS and FOREVER YOUR Eternal Liege...Harry

  1. Date: 4/5/2013 8:32:00 PM
    Our sleep and slumber, we browse amidst different streams. This allows our freedom to drift in various dreams. In compromise it affects, our light or darkly sees. Then we see that most of us see, the woods through the trees. Love it Suzanne, right up my street. Cheery :) x