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In praise of my friend Death

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In praise of my friend Death

Dear Friend (Death) 
How oft`n have we shared a crust of bread 
And wet our throats in tears 
When both we meet to wine a boat 
Into waters deep. 
And yet I fear you not  
For sure as a rising sun or a setting moon 
Or swirling galaxy  
Thou will come for me 
To rest my pain and sorrow 
And gift me with a life renewed.  
You are my vag-na, 
My key 
My eggshell 
You are water to a seed 
You will turn my page 
And close my book but 
Hand me a library. 
Read one last line and 
Let me float into an unseen dimension 
until I meet my lover 
face to face 
who justifys everything. 
Thank You, Friend. 

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  1. Date: 9/10/2013 9:58:00 AM
    Ryan, this is a great piece. It shows a man who is ready to face death with equanimity. Congrats! Here is Shakespeare's take on death - "Of all the wonders that I have heard, It seems to me most strange that men should fear; Seeing death, a necessary end, Will come when it will come. - Shakespeare.

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    Date: 9/10/2013 11:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am a doctor after all, nice quote and thank you for your comment