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If Death Should Visit Me Today

IF DEATH SHOULD VISIT ME TODAY Whether young or old and gray As earthly life is swept away Please do not mourn, do not be sad Just think of joy yet to be had. Set loose from flesh- forever free To sail a calmer, endless sea Eternity, my new-found home Within which I will freely roam Inside a greater spirit shell For then my soul will grow and dwell Upon the peace, I will collect. But most of all, you must reflect We'll meet again in time, my dears In other worlds- in other years Beyond the light of cosmic ray Beyond the sight of human clay IF DEATH SHOULD VISIT ME TODAY Sandra M. Haight
~2nd Place~ Premiere Contest: Funeral, Eulogy, or Memorial Service Poem Sponsor: Team PoetrySoup Judged: 07/02/2019 This is a reversible poem (can be read up or down) that I wrote years ago, and which will be a part of MY eulogy when I pass, to help my loved-ones cope with knowing that I will be okay.

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Date: 7/28/2019 1:19:00 PM
Beautiful Sandra, and I love that it can be read either way! Congratulations. Susan
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Sandra Haight
Date: 8/3/2019 4:08:00 PM
Thank you so much, Susan, for your visit and supportive comments. Much appreciated. Sandra
Date: 7/3/2019 7:26:00 PM
This is absolutely beautiful Sandra. To write your own is a wonderful idea. Congratulations on your top placement. Truly a winner.
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Date: 7/19/2019 3:31:00 PM
Thank you very much, Janis, for your nice visit and lovely comments. I appreciate them so much. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 7/3/2019 4:02:00 PM
We are indeed like-minded on this subject and your poem is an absolutely beautiful write encompassing truth as you and I feel it. Well done and certainly a poem that resonates with me - thank you for writing just as you did. All the best ... CayCay
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Date: 7/19/2019 3:30:00 PM
Thank you very much, CayCay, for your nice visit and lovely comment. I appreciate them so much. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 7/2/2019 8:26:00 PM
Beautiful verse, Sandra, congratulations on a fine Eulogy.
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Date: 7/19/2019 3:29:00 PM
Thank you very much, Eve, for your nice visit and lovely comments. I appreciate them so much. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 7/2/2019 1:06:00 PM
Sandra, Congrats on your well-deserved win! Beautiful poem. - Gail
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Date: 7/2/2019 8:13:00 PM
Thank you very much, Gail, for your visit and lovely comments. Much appreciated. Sandra :)
Date: 7/2/2019 11:10:00 AM
Sandra, I am so happy this inspiring poem won the silver (though IMHO should share the gold) as I missed this gem and would have never seen it. Congratulations on your much deserved podium win my friend. I am Faving this! I think it is a beautiful gift to leave for your family when you pass on. xxoo : )
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Date: 7/2/2019 8:12:00 PM
Thank you, Connie, for your lovely visit and very supportive and uplifting comments and congrats - plus the Fav! I am so pleased that you found it inspiring. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 7/2/2019 10:12:00 AM
Sandra, congratulations on your prize-winning finish! ~Mark
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Date: 7/2/2019 8:08:00 PM
Thank you so much, Mark, for stopping by with your nice comment and congrats! Much appreciated. Sandra :)
Date: 7/2/2019 6:49:00 AM
Beautiful, Sandra. Congrats on your well deserved silver medal win.
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Date: 7/2/2019 8:07:00 PM
Thank you very much, Line, for your visit and uplifting comment and congrats! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 8/3/2018 8:02:00 PM
Just found this beautiful and sad poem and have to say that it may just be my favorite poem EVER, truly. As someone who has written some reversible poems (mostly without even rhyming) I am in awe of the brilliance that this piece is because until you try it I don't think you can fully appreciate what you have accomplished here. BRAVO!
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Date: 8/3/2018 9:41:00 PM
Hi Jesse, I am so honored to receive your lovely, uplifting comments about this poem. I am so pleased that you enjoyed it. I wrote another, non-rhyming one entitled, "I Am A Poet," and you may read it at the link if you wish. https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/i_am_a_poet_724821 Have you posted your reversible poems? I will check. Thank you again, for your visit and much-appreciated comments! Sandra
Date: 11/3/2015 5:28:00 PM
I love this well written and reversible poem! Congrats on your win my friend!!
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Date: 11/3/2015 5:34:00 PM
Hi Robert, thank you so much for visiting my poem and for your supportive comments and congrats! Much appreciated! Sandra
Date: 11/3/2015 1:02:00 PM
Sandra, Congratulations on your Any Sad Poem win. LOVE **SKAT**
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Date: 11/3/2015 4:54:00 PM
Hi Skat, thank you so much. I appreciate your visits and encouraging support. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 11/3/2015 6:25:00 AM
SOooooo lovely. Congratulations, Sandra.
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Date: 11/3/2015 4:54:00 PM
Thank you so much, Lin. So nice of you to stop by with your supportive comment and congrats. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 11/3/2015 1:51:00 AM
Great emotive write Sandra...congrats on superb win!
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Sandra Haight
Date: 11/3/2015 4:55:00 PM
Thank you, Dr. Upma. I really appreciate your supportive comments and congrats. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 11/3/2015 1:39:00 AM
Impressive Sandra, but with you, that is par for the course. Congrats.
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Sandra Haight
Date: 11/3/2015 4:57:00 PM
Thank you so much, Rob, for your uplifting and supportive comments. Much appreciated! Sandra
Date: 10/1/2014 10:48:00 AM
Beautiful poem written in a beautiful style and says so much both ways. So peaceful Sandra. Congratulations on your win.
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Date: 10/1/2014 11:09:00 AM
Thank you so much for your positive comment and congratulations, Brenda. Sandra
Date: 10/1/2014 9:48:00 AM
Congratulations on your win with this absolute gem.
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Date: 10/1/2014 11:13:00 AM
Hi Maurice -- thank you so much for your positive comment and congratulations. Sandra
Date: 10/1/2014 9:40:00 AM
Dropping again to congratulate you on the win, Sandra
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Date: 10/1/2014 11:10:00 AM
Thank you so much, Dr. Ram, for your congratulations. Sandra
Date: 10/1/2014 8:46:00 AM
dropping back with my congratulations Sandra:-) hugs jan xxx
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Date: 9/25/2014 9:56:00 AM
Nice philosophical write on death, Sandra. good luck
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Sandra Haight
Date: 9/29/2014 3:48:00 PM
Dr. Ram, thank you so much. Sandra
Date: 9/24/2014 3:29:00 PM
Hi Sandra, This is a very interesting and well crafted poem with great merit. I enjoyed reading it first from bottom to top, then from top to bottom. A very well executed poem on many levels. I hope you win the contest. This is a great entry. Take care. Earl
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Sandra Haight
Date: 9/24/2014 4:00:00 PM
Thank you so much for your positive comments, Earl! Reversible poems are a lot of fun for me, but it's quite challenging. Sandra
Date: 9/24/2014 3:00:00 PM
I hope this gets a high placement - is a VERY clever write Sandra. I started to help my dad arrange his funeral today - its very surreal but comforting knowing i will be following his instructions:-) Hugs Jan xxx
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Sandra Haight
Date: 9/24/2014 3:21:00 PM
Jan, thanks once more for your positive comment. Yes, I know what you had to do today is surreal to have to do for our loved ones and ourselves too. We have to think of it as the right thing to do regardless. Hugs to you too. Sandra