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THE OTHER SIDE OF DEATH

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THE OTHER SIDE OF DEATH

THE OTHER SIDE OF DEATH
I
HELL’S GATE 
Life is a quagmire
Life is a mystery.
Starring through the gates of HELL on earth,
Confused, I pick up my pen
My thoughts diffused,
I seek out a name in the sands of pain
To describe what I feel,
But on every try all I see is delusion and insanity
And I ask myself what is really sane about life?
I try to find meanings from the demented man on the streets
But all I see is his darkened teeth,
Mouth ajar, pouring out some meaningless words
A perfect blend of incoherent giggles 
And a strange guttural sound called laughter.
II
Life is a mystery.
In my solitude, I bring out my Bible trying to sing the beatitudes 
But my voice is mangled,
Life dangling, heart tickling like an hour-glass
I have wasted a great deal of ink scribbling meaningless words on paper
Yet I am left without a meaning;
Clueless, everything seems gloom.
III
HEAVEN’S GATE
Life is a mystery
Starring through the gates of HELL on earth
 I pick up my rosary
Hopes lifted
The sun high up shining brilliantly well,
I see an HEAVEN of bliss lying yonder
I see the diffusion of some rays called hope 
In a meaningless big big blob called world.
I am on the Celestial plane
I feel the Cherubs and Seraphs singing through my ears a soft loud song;
A song of HOSSANA
In my world of obscurity, in my world of pain
I sing a new song
A song of HALLELUYAH to the LORD
Now I know the other side of death and that is LOVE
Love conquers all.
 										

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  1. Date: 12/7/2012 7:22:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in ~SKAT~'s "Reps vs Dems" contest Olufunminiyi. Love Carol

    salawu Avatar olufunminiyi salawu
    Date: 12/10/2012 6:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    tnx dear carol. Appreciate ur kind comment.
  1. Date: 12/5/2012 1:07:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win xx

    salawu Avatar olufunminiyi salawu
    Date: 12/10/2012 6:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    tnx golden girl. Appreciate ur kind comment..Love
  1. Date: 12/3/2012 5:59:00 PM
    O S. :-) CONGRATULATIONS ON A POEM WELL DONE..... ALWAYS & FOREVER~ linda

    salawu Avatar olufunminiyi salawu
    Date: 12/3/2012 6:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    tnx so much. Ppl lyk u give me the zeal to go on pouring them verses out. Appreciate the kind comment. Stay blessed.
  1. Date: 12/3/2012 5:37:00 PM
    thank you for the awesome poem. always~SKAT

    salawu Avatar olufunminiyi salawu
    Date: 12/3/2012 5:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    tnx skat. Read some of ur works, they are absolutely awesome....pls kip the verses flowing. Love
  1. Date: 11/27/2012 9:42:00 PM
    olufunminiyi salawu , congratulations with your featured poem of the week. Keep the good verses coming... take care & good night :-) PD

    salawu Avatar olufunminiyi salawu
    Date: 11/30/2012 3:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    PD. tnx for appreciating my work. I look forward to reading ur works 2. Stay blessd.
    salawu Avatar olufunminiyi salawu
    Date: 11/30/2012 3:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    PD. tnx for appreciating my piece. I look forwatay blessed.
  1. Date: 11/26/2012 9:02:00 PM
    Welcome to PoetrySoup and Thank you for reading my poem. Your poem is beautiful . I am glad that I decided. to read it.In the past two months I have had 3 daths in my family. Thanks for sharing this with us. Lucilla

    salawu Avatar olufunminiyi salawu
    Date: 11/30/2012 4:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Dats a bad 1. May the good Lord give u the fortitude to bear the loss, and my love neva depart from ur hart. Rememba love gives joy and everlastn peace. Tnx for reading my work. Stay blessd.
  1. Date: 11/16/2012 6:45:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you today. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. Hoping you find even more inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. Thank you for sharing your writing with us. Love, Carol

    salawu Avatar olufunminiyi salawu
    Date: 11/30/2012 4:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    tnx so much
  1. Date: 11/15/2012 8:21:00 PM
    Welcome! It's a kind of insight, perceptivity, and that apprehension of death. Can be something else practically we miss? Yes,it's love, and makes this piece a virtually effect of God. I love it.

    salawu Avatar olufunminiyi salawu
    Date: 11/30/2012 4:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    tnx for appreciatin my work. God bless u.