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LIFE IN ETERNITY

LIFE IN ETERNITY* 1. The cheerful trumpet of miraculous life, imperatively sounded in My mother’s life-giving womb, Heralding with its melodic tune another animation: MINE! And as my innocent infantile heart was provoked by The challenging divine call, Started beating tenderly in the rhythm of never-dying cosmos Thus making me ALIVE! 2. The promising sound was still ringing in my delicate ears, singing the Marvelously hopeful song of life, When a sound of a Second trumpet, similar to the first, filled with Its melancholic tune my tiny world, announcing the Coming of calamitous death thus condemning me to DIE! 3. LIFE and DEATH beside me they stood facing each-other, Tenderly holding my hands and claiming me as their child, Life was the first to whisper into my ears promises so many: She talked to me about joy, happiness, love and procreation, About thousands of other things that she would like to offer, Only a favor she asked in return- to be hers and only hers Forever! 4. When death heard what life said, didn’t make any sound Only sardonically smiled at her first and then to me Emphatically declared: “The cup of joy you can never drink before you empty that Of sorrow’s And no matter what life tells you, in the end you will be My very own.” 5. That’s the way my trip in this ephemeral world began With vigorous life leading and tracing the promising way While death kept following her, just a few steps behind, Patiently waiting to catch up with her pace But, As years were passing fast one after the other Death was approaching her rapidly each and every day So the fight they had begun so many years ago Relentless war now becomes with life still the winner 6. Yet the ill-fated day of my death came to my great surprise As life’s iron grasp of my hand, had lost its strength and vigor And that of death’s had gained much power and might, In vain I cried for life’s help for she had lost the battle So, the eager hands of death I felt around my skeleton waist Violently squeezing me with all their force and main, Ready to extinguish they are my very last spark of life And as the shrilling wind of death, is howling throughout my body I fall motionless, breathless, DEAD and over the ground remain 7. Yet, I am still here, just hovering all over my inanimate body, Surprised! Confused! Bewildered, nevertheless EXISTING! With no hands, no arms, no legs, no head or any other organ, Just pure thought, pure consciousness, pure light, in other words A SOUL 8. Now, to those of you who many tears of sorrow shed For my sake One thing I have to ask: Rejoice for I am truly alive Dead was I certainly, when among you existed Therefore, your grief for me should turn to great joy If you do not want me to pity you and delay my flight 9. Death, you are my savior, my friend my ally Thank you for delivering me from agony and pain From space, time, ignorance, ignominy, injustice And most of all, I thank Thee for the eternal life 10 Impatient my soul now becomes, yearns to fly away Far from human misery and every other worry The only thought that exists deep down in my soul Is to trace back its steps to its celestial home 11. Now, I fly uninterruptedly, I am on my way As the shining bright stars illumine my road The road of accomplishment, attainment and glory Ah, there at last I see the ever dazzling light The gates of eternity to open for me wide And God Himself to look at me with His ever blazing eyes Calling to hurry forward and with Him unite 12 Instantly I disappear in a universe of sacred light Joyful, happy, jubilant, ecstatic, ever-blissful And become one with the ONE, immortal everlasting Radiating with holiness, enraptured with grace A ray of divinity encompassing the COSMOS Oh, how grateful I am to you DEATH my LIBERATOR! ©Demetrios Trifiatis 16 DECEMBER 2013 *Wrote this poem for the passing on of a thirteen-year-old girl! **Because of its length I was unable to post this poem in one piece for I was not a member for life at that time therefore I published it in two parts as: Choreography of Life and as Death My Liberator. Here is the entire poem as it was originally written with minor changes. ***Myself, have thrice crossed swords with death and have felt his breath on my neck! With God's grace though I am still here!

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Date: 1/14/2021 10:35:00 AM
Demetrios, Very nice contemplation of a single precious life. Perhaps, the meaning of our existance shouldn't be judged on how high we climb in our best days, but how well we persevered in our worst. -Richard
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Date: 3/6/2017 1:03:00 PM
Hello Demetrios!! Well I read your Epic write here on "Life in Eternity." Muy excellente!! What an artful touch for sure with "Death My Liberator." A most revealing and extraordinary poem for sure. A "Super Seven" from me and it's now a FAV too!! Cheers and Best, Gary
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Date: 2/8/2017 5:52:00 PM
Demetrios! This is spot on my friend! And I know you are not a fan of praise or out there to impress! But I'll be keeping this too! Thank you for directing me to this amazing piece of work my friend! You certainly are an enlightened soul!
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Date: 2/9/2017 9:13:00 AM
Happy you liked it my friend. I would be even happier if you profited from it as well! Now that you had read it be ready to read " Eternal Recurrence" of which the first part you have read as " Creation" Hope you enjoy it! Thank you my friend, White Wolf!
Date: 12/24/2013 2:37:00 PM
Intriguing work here! The battle between life and death on a cosmic scale is well delineated in your work. Peace & Blessings Matthew Anish
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Date: 12/17/2013 11:50:00 AM
- Demetrios, you share your the sun (joy) and thunder (grief) in an incredibly beautiful way - I thank you for it! - All the best to you - I wish you a beautiful and peaceful Christmas! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 12/17/2013 1:17:00 PM
Thank you Anne-Lise, you so gentle and gracious! Merry Christmas to you too!
Date: 12/17/2013 9:34:00 AM
Thank you, a very enjoyable verse for a snowy day! I too believe that is the way of it, to become ONE means to loose all ego, what would we need a sense of self for when we could be ALL Light & Love
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Date: 12/17/2013 11:39:00 AM
Thank you so much dear, Debbie fror visitting and commenting! It is so gracious of you!
Date: 12/16/2013 6:46:00 PM
I have also added this to my fav. poems by the way glad your still with us.
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Date: 12/17/2013 5:58:00 AM
Thank you for your kindness! Well, I am here but life has prepared me for the crossing! I am not in a hurry though!
Date: 12/16/2013 6:44:00 PM
Demetrios my friend I do not belive I have words to express the beauty of such a work of art. Speaking of life and death with such grace and understanding. To use the one thing we all fear as your "liberator" give's one faith and a vision into Heaven. Well Done my friend, Well Done.
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Date: 12/17/2013 5:56:00 AM
My good friend, Joseph, thank you so much for your lovely comment that is an honor to me! May God keeps you well!
Date: 12/16/2013 10:05:00 AM
How you make words dance and sing....enthralling....
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Date: 12/16/2013 10:17:00 AM
Dearest, agapith mou, Eileen, I was posting a reply to Russell just the moment your comment came! Please forgive me. I do not know how to rectify it! Thank you for visiting and commenting! Is it really me that make it happen, if it happens? Thank you so much for taking the time to read and to comment. I highly appreciate it! God bless you!
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Date: 12/16/2013 10:09:00 AM
My dearest friend, Russell, for over thirty years I have been consoling people who have lost a loved one. The most difficult is to console mothers when their children pass on! The fact that myself have been so close to die, the experience I have gained all this years by consoling people, my philosophical background and my strong belief in God have helped me to help the bereaved ones! Thank you!
Date: 12/16/2013 8:58:00 AM
What a look in into death and all its positives and negatives! She finally reached pure elation and joy! I really loved reading this tremendous poem this morning my friend! What a positively immense and special piece, Great Work!!
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Date: 12/16/2013 10:10:00 AM
My dearest friend, Russell, for over thirty years I have been consoling people who have lost a loved one. The most difficult is to console mothers when their children pass on! The fact that myself have been so close to die, the experience I have gained all this years by consoling people, my philosophical background and my strong belief in God have helped me to help the bereaved ones! Thank you!