Treasure Island

Fiona Davidson

(From beyond time)

A Prayer For The Dying


Carry me, soft and gentle
Into sleeps arms and beyond
Painless at last, embrace me
In whatever must follow on
Whisper your lullaby in my ear
Let tenderness flow from the words
That slowly halt the beat
Make my last breath as sweet
As the first a newborn takes
Take my soul, so beautiful
And lay it with the angels
Let their wings curl around
The ones I leave behind me
Ease the loneliness they feel
As I step brave into the night

Submitted: Friday, August 21, 2009
Edited: Tuesday, July 12, 2011

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  • Alf Hutchison (11/9/2009 1:50:00 PM)

    Fiona this write is so tenderly beautiful...if we all could pass on like this... regards Alf (Report) Reply

  • Tyrone Allen (9/27/2009 5:49:00 AM)

    wow love this one. the sentence about the breath a new born take that was my favorite line (Report) Reply

  • Yelena M. (8/25/2009 3:18:00 PM)

    'Let their wings curl around
    The ones I leave behind me
    Ease the loneliness they feel
    As I step brave into the night..'
    Moving, gentle and pure words..a beautiful prayer, Fiona.thanks for sharing.
    Yelena M. (Report) Reply

  • Meggie Gultiano (8/21/2009 8:01:00 PM)

    this is a very comforting piece, and a nice prayer.I guess i will have to read this when my time comes..In HIS time.
    thanks, Fi..
    Love,
    Meg (Report) Reply

  • Fay Slimm (8/21/2009 5:31:00 PM)

    There could be no better words of prayer than these in your very moving piece Fi...tenderness and comfort come through in every line.... Fay. (Report) Reply

  • Sue Sie (8/21/2009 5:06:00 PM)

    A powerful poem...that speaks volumes...Comforting words that you have such a talent for exspressing....
    Sue
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