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THE CROSSING

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THE CROSSING

THE CROSSING* 

1.
On the bank of oblivion’s river 
A soul hastily arrives   
Wishing to cross on the other side
Where eternity resides 

2. 
Has been preparing for the crossing  
Since the first day of her birth
But now that the moment is so near
She is afraid of her death

3.
More few moments she is begging     
For much better to prepare 
Before the Charon with his boat 
Her, to perpetuity transfer   

4.
Death however is adamant
Since to delay he can not
So he is reminding the soul
That it is her mortal lot  

5.
With dread she is now boarding
For the trip of no return
But surprised she is to find
That this is of no concern

6.
As the crossing is completed
And the soul disembarks 
On the land of sanctified 
This is now what remarks

7.
All worries and all burdens 
That she carried all along
When imprisoned in the body
In that place don’t belong

8.
For first time she is sensing 
Real freedom in her being 
Such amount of love and beauty  
This world has never seen

9.
At an instance she turns holy 
And with angels she soars
To the heavens of the blessed
Where her creator adores!



© Demetrios Trifiatis 
  16 OCTOBER 2013


* In my previous poem I dealt with " MAN'S LIFE", "THE CROSSING" deals with what 
comes after that! If one has the time it would be a good idea to read both for a 
better understanding of the circle of life and death as it is presented here! Thank 
you!

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  1. Date: 11/10/2013 2:35:00 PM
    Very lovely....Yes, I have read this before and left a comment, but it was so wonderful to read it again. Yes, a better day IS coming for us all. By His grace, we can be partakers of eternity. Thank you for pointing me to this. Hugs!

  1. Date: 10/18/2013 2:36:00 PM
    I love your choice of words and imagery.

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis
    Date: 10/18/2013 4:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Carol, it is so nice of you to visit and comment!
  1. Date: 10/18/2013 2:48:00 AM
    Hi Demetrios what a great way to describe crossing over, really enjoye this, all the best Poetowen

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    Date: 10/18/2013 6:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My friend Owen, how nice to see you again! Thank you for the comment and the visit! You are so gracious!
  1. Date: 10/17/2013 4:10:00 PM
    love this Demetrios, heartwarming, and so positive,

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    Date: 10/17/2013 5:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you ,Harry, for your visit and full-hearted comment!
  1. Date: 10/17/2013 2:05:00 PM
    Facinating topic Charon! I'm sending you soup mail. with 2 verses on the topic not on soup Light & Love

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    Date: 10/17/2013 2:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Charon,, as you know, is not my topic but eternal life is! Charon is only the bridge of this and the next world, abridge that all have to cross one day wanted it or not! Heaven seekers must not look in this world to find salvation! I read your verses of Charon, fascinating and captivating writing! Thank you!
  1. Date: 10/17/2013 1:50:00 PM
    going to read "mans life"

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    Date: 10/17/2013 1:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    A wise thought!
  1. Date: 10/17/2013 12:34:00 PM
    this provides a legacy of life well spent until the Light calls us with a promise of sweet eternity...you fill me up with a deep acceptance of a new tomorrow...graceful, gloeious, demetrious..:) huggs

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    Date: 10/17/2013 1:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Happy am I if, by any chance, something positive my poem has brought in your life! Thank you very much for your comment and your visit!
  1. Date: 10/16/2013 6:08:00 PM
    This is the version we want to believe. I sure do hope it is correct!!! Guess I am not as faithful or hopeful as you are. A lot of what we believe has to do with our upbringing. Many think their church is the right church or their belief is the right belief. Anyway, I sure do like your belief!!

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    Date: 10/17/2013 12:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Well, Andrea, I would agree with you in what you say, however, if you had dealt with the subject of death, as long as I have and you had heard the stories of bereaved people and the experiences they had and if you had been close to death more than once then probably you would think differently! Thank you very much for your visit and honest comment!
  1. Date: 10/16/2013 4:26:00 PM
    Thank You so much Demetrios.My wife passed over not so long ago and she was so afraid, All my words failed to comfort her.I beleave as you do that all is peace when we are close to God. I don't understand all this fear over death which is but the freeing of the soul from earthly tribulations . Peace be with you.

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    Date: 10/16/2013 5:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am so sorry to hear of your wife's passing and her fear of death but I am certain, now she knows that fearing death was her only mistake! God bless you Michael. You may read also my poem" LIBERATOR" were I explain in more detail the process! Thank you for the visit!
  1. Date: 10/16/2013 9:33:00 AM
    YOUR WORK RESONATES WITH PHILOSOPHY. I LOVE THE CLARITY OF EXPRESSION AND SUBJECT OF LIFE, DEATH AND AFTER-LIFE. GREAT POEM MY MAN. THANKS. JM

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    Date: 10/16/2013 10:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Well, thank you, Jojeph, if my work didn't resonate with philosophy I would be in big trouble for my studies in it would have been for nothing! Ha-ha! Grateful for your comments and visit! Thank you my friend!
  1. Date: 10/16/2013 9:25:00 AM
    Please include me on your list as one of your admirers. I have written poems for 15 years with my limited knowledge of the written word but may I say that words have a way with you and vice-versa. GREAT POEM

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis
    Date: 10/16/2013 10:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You humble me my friend. Who am I to have admirers more than you. Thank you for the honour though and your warmhearted comment, Ralph!
  1. Date: 10/16/2013 8:50:00 AM
    This write enlightened me, I felt the truth being radiated from your words within this illustrious write my friend! I really enjoyed reading this phenomenal poem here this morning Demetrios! You have delighted me to no end with this remarkable piece, such a wonderful poem, Great Work!!

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    Date: 10/16/2013 9:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Russell, my very good friend, I am so happy that somehow shed some light to an issue that doesn't exclude anyone! Your words are always giving and rewarding! Thank you!
  1. Date: 10/16/2013 8:28:00 AM
    My friend Demetrios; I have been sad for the past few days, but this really made me cry. This is very heartfelt and touching to the soul. A - 7 and I loved this poem. Thank you so much and God bless you always.... Lucilla

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    Date: 10/16/2013 9:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My dear, Lucy, the purpose of writing this poem is to appease pain and not to make you cry. Crying though is, as the ancient Greeks used to say, a catharsis that helps the soul of the living! Thank you for your generosity!
  1. Date: 10/16/2013 6:20:00 AM
    Great emotive and expressive work about what everyone will face in their life..To live is to know that death will come unless we are the lucky generation that shall not taste of death's sting..Enjoyed reading your work this morning..Thanks for the visit to my page..We are glad that Karter has been given another year with people who will love him...Sara

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis
    Date: 10/16/2013 6:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes, Sara, death is the most democrat of all! NO Exceptions! Thank you for visiting. Good luck with Karter!
  1. Date: 10/16/2013 5:59:00 AM
    fantastic piece Demetrios the depth of emotions well captured and also the certainty of death itself Shadow x smile hugs

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    Date: 10/16/2013 6:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you my dear, Shadow, for your visit and your delightful comment!
  1. Date: 10/16/2013 5:04:00 AM
    - Demetrios, a deep and wonderfully well written poem! - Death may sound cruel out .... but nobody knows .... - As a nurse, I have experienced many times that death is coming. - Some welcome death with open arms .... others are afraid of the unknown .... - Have a nice day my friend. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

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    Date: 10/16/2013 5:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My good friend, Anne-Lise, we understand something in the degree we experience it, as Plato, says. So you have a good understanding of death as far as a person alive could have. Myself three times have crossed swords with death and the doctors expected me to die! For thirty-five years I console people who have lost a member of their family. The most difficult cases were the ones when I had to console mothers! Well, I tried to use my ...experience of death to alleviate the suffering of others! Thank you so much! Sorry for Eileens' reply here! !
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    Date: 10/16/2013 5:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Agapite Eileen, so nice to see you again! Thank you very, very, much for your visit and your more than generous comment! The truth belong to GOD we humans are condemned only to believe as long as we are in the flesh. Once liberated, we see the light, HIS light, The only true light! God bless you! Me agape!
  1. Date: 10/16/2013 1:19:00 AM
    My Dear Sweet poet...this is absolutely fabulous...Beautifully penned...From your stand point of conviction...it is without fault...My beliefs differ...but I can still see the beauty in the words...Once we do arrive there...whether as you believe...as soon as we die...or whether as I believe...at the Second Coming...we WILL leave behind all strife and care and will change.."In the twinkling of an EYE" Filakia....you are always so full of grace...

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    Date: 10/16/2013 5:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Agapite Eileen, so nice to see you again! Thank you very, very, much for your visit and your more than generous comment! The truth belong to GOD we humans are condemned only to believe as long as we are in the flesh. Once liberated, we see the light, HIS light, The only true light! God bless you! Me agape!
  1. Date: 10/16/2013 1:17:00 AM
    A sad but beautifully written poem. It made me shed a little tears.. but in the end you made the character benefited...even though its sad for the reader it left the character rejoicing. The Greeks are still the best...

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    Date: 10/16/2013 5:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Dearest Christine, I am so sorry if my poem caused you to shed one tar or two but my intention was not that. It was only to brave our death, when it comes, and to anticipate a time when our souls would be free and happy under God's protection! Thank you so very much for your comment. You are so kind!