Dying Poem

Poem About Death And How Indiscrimately It Chooses Its Next Soul

After losing a friend to a motorcycle accident and also at the age of 46 had the worst luck with relationships, I was feeling pretty miserable (only for the day - I'm a tough cookie) and this is just what came out. My first poem since I was about 16.

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I like your poem :) I am always afraid of dying. And every time I am reminded of death it send shivers down my spine and I always cry. But now I realize that we should not be afraid of death....

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Published: April 2015

Death...I know you're always with us,
Wandering discretely in the background.
Watching...waiting...biding your time,
Ignored, for you make no sound.

You have no hidden agenda,
Your work is known by everyone.
Despised and hated by many,
But a blessing and saviour for some.

You know I look for you in the shadows,
I am intrigued as to what I will see.
Is the face of Death torture?
Or is it the face that sets you free?

For in Death there is no more pain,
No more heartache, no more sorrow.
No more dark clouds to darken your day,
No more praying for a better tomorrow.

So yes, Death, when you call on me,
Into your arms I will run.
I will gladly lay my head on your chest,
For in this world... I am done.

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  • _CraziiMiss 00013 by _CraziiMiss 00013
  • 2 years ago

I like your poem :) I am always afraid of dying. And every time I am reminded of death it send shivers down my spine and I always cry. But now I realize that we should not be afraid of death. We should embrace it and never run away from it. Because wherever you go, death will always be after you.

  • Private Viewer by Private Viewer
  • 2 years ago

I loved this poem, and although it was inspired by a sad moment in your life, your use of words and masterful knowledge of poetry made this poem remarkable. The fact that death is embraced touches on a subject usually considered taboo but is done brilliantly. And somehow you give the reader a new perspective on life.

  • PoetryismyEscape by PoetryismyEscape
  • 3 years ago

This poem speaks to me in ways I cannot explain. All I can say is that I have been through a lot for a teenager, and as my life spirals downwards, I am willing to accept Death with open arms.

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