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My Soul Companion

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My Soul Companion

I do not fear death, I welcome it;
this crumbling body that carries
YOU, my eternal spirit,
my infinite companion;
with you I came and with you
I shall gladly go.
This tired body will remain
and sleep without pain or strife.
Take my hand though
I can no longer reach,
to where I may once again
fly!

Inspired by this poem by The Emperor Hadrian (76-138 AD)

                                 The Dying Christian To His Soul

Vital spark of heavenly flame!
Quit, oh quit this mortal frame:
Trembling, hoping, lingering, flying,
Oh, the pain, the bliss of dying!
Cease fond nature, cease thy strife,
And let me languish into life.

Hark! they whisper; Angels say,
Sister Spirit, come away.
What is this absorbs me quite?
Steals my senses, shuts my sight,
Drowns my spirits, draws my breath?
Tell me, my soul, can this be death?

The world recedes: it disappears!
Heaven opens on my eyes! my ears
With sounds seraphic ring:
Lend, lend your wings! I mount, I fly!
O grave! where is thy victory?
O death! where is thy sting.

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  1. Date: 6/10/2014 4:11:00 PM
    Seems like a few of us are feeling down, hopefully 'this too will pass' light & Love

    cornish Avatar craig cornish
    Date: 6/10/2014 4:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Nope Deb--I'm up right now, very healthy! This is only interpreting the other poem--Thank God!
  1. Date: 6/9/2014 9:10:00 PM
    Strong wonderful write Craig!

  1. Date: 6/9/2014 9:23:00 AM
    yes, Indeed!!! I love your little poem, and also the inspira5tion of it. love and hugs, Catie :) They say, the wisest men throughout history say, that it is possible, and many have done it, to lay down the body at will. I tire, My son is my only reason to stay...yep! hugs.