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Dying, we awake to eternal life.

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Dying, we awake to eternal life.

His fragile fevered brow is soaked with life’s sweat
Nearing the end, his death has not arrived just yet
Shivering, his body is on fire, he makes a gentle sigh  
His frame broken down by the years now passed by
The end of the final chapter, his book has grown old
Soon in a faith filled church, his past tales will be told
He’s a person, loved, surrounded by his living history
His family hold one another, parts of his closing story 
Go quietly now love, for the time has come to move on
Hush now, your wearied tiredness, is oh so nearly gone
Soon the warmth of living will become so stiff and cold
Leaving this earth’s dusty soil, so as to join an eternal fold
He enters deaths doorway that will close quickly behind
A peace beyond imagination, a kind welcome he will find
Tears flow, fond goodbyes are spoken a kiss of farewell
Do not mourn too long have faith, know he is now well.

Patrick Brennan © 2010

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  1. Date: 6/11/2010 4:27:00 PM

    Beautiful write. Truly enjoyed. I didn't quite cry but was definitely touched. Welcome to PS.

  1. Date: 6/11/2010 11:36:00 AM

    Thank very much for your kind comments. I appreciate the feedback

  1. Date: 6/11/2010 11:12:00 AM

    Ugh, this made me cry. Wonderful, excellent, uplifting... thanks for this- going to my favorites.

  1. Date: 6/11/2010 9:03:00 AM

    I would like to welcome you to PoetrySoup Patrick. Wishing you the best in your writing endeavors. If you have questions please feel free to ask anyone here. We are all willing to help and if we don't know the answer we will find someone who does. Love, Carol