Treasure Island

Joseph Anderson

(3-12-25)

Dark Side Of Tomorrow


From our moment of creation
Till our last day on this earth,
Comes the search for things eternal;
Moving forward from our birth.

If truth be told, we all have fear,
This communal bond we share.
The rich, the poor, the weak or strong
Have this cross that we must bear.

'Tis not the fear of life, of love,
Or the trials that we shall meet.
It is the ever pressing threat
Of the fate we all must greet.

To think on death as quick release
Perhaps, would appeal to some.
What grips my heart and soul would be
The mystery yet to come.

On the dark side of tomorrow,
When the reaper takes his prey,
I hope to say O! death be quick
And I'll be on my way.

Submitted: Monday, March 03, 2014
Edited: Wednesday, March 05, 2014

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An ode on death, something none can escape

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  • Chinedu Dike (9/13/2014 3:49:00 PM)

    A Master Piece. I rank this poem along side OZYMANDAIS, WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS, O CAPTAIN MY CAPTAIN! ...It is indeed a poem from A Master Poet. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful work of art. Keep it up. (Report) Reply

  • Yash Shinde (4/11/2014 1:29:00 PM)

    ..death is something inevitable....a truth known to all who are born, but it is far more difficult to accept........
    Yet we can die peacefully and attain eternity, if we commit our lives to the purpose of lighting other's lives....................lovely write (Report) Reply

  • John Brown (4/10/2014 11:08:00 AM)

    Well written Joseph. It's strange, but if you think about it, every hundred years or so, the population of the earth is completely renewed. Like you say, none can escape death, and what lies beyond is indeed a mystery. (Report) Reply

  • Patricia Grantham (3/26/2014 7:48:00 AM)

    Death is a doorway that we all must enter. Some may die peacefully, others violently.
    Accidents, drownings and so many others means. Man born of a woman is just of
    a few days. The more we realize this and accept it the better off we will be. Don't worry
    about tomorrow just live for today. Excellent! (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (3/19/2014 6:03:00 PM)

    .......we all must have faith....cause God (the great spirit) is providing for us now and will provide for us then.... (Report) Reply

  • Jasbir Chatterjee (3/17/2014 11:45:00 PM)

    I simply loved this poem, especially because of its simple and straightforward way of expressing things... (Report) Reply

  • Anthony Burkett (3/16/2014 1:02:00 PM)

    Wonderfully penned Joseph! ... though Death to me is a word that we use to describe something that we have no comprehension of...and in my mind certainly a doorway to more beautiful vistas and far greater possibilities... I am very fond of saying... When death does find me.. I hope I go like my dear old grand-dad... peacefully in my sleep... not screaming and yelling like all of the passengers in his car! :) (Report) Reply

  • Smoky Hoss (3/10/2014 5:27:00 PM)

    Extremly good poetry here Joseph. The subject, so real, and the mystery so inticing. One of my favorites indeed... as are you. (Report) Reply

  • Anthony Di''anno (3/7/2014 11:08:00 AM)

    I do not believe in heaven and, having temporarily died once, do not fear death. My simple belief is that all things on earth are made up of atoms that vibrate at self determined frequencies and these frequencies construct our realities. Death is merely a vibrational shift. Our energy continues to exist on a different plain. What could be more exciting than the mystery yet to come?
    I enjoyed the depth of your poem Joseph. I found it touching and it made me realise how much I value your continued presence here. (Report) Reply

  • Kanav Justa (3/4/2014 11:17:00 PM)

    , , , , , , On the dark side of tomorrow,
    When the reaper takes his prey,
    I hope to say O! death be quick
    And I'll be on my way., , , ,

    i wish to die of an heart attack: P
    wonderful poem, , , (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (3/4/2014 12:04:00 AM)

    Yes, Death is an inevitable reality! For a person in love with life, it is not always easy to welcome death... More than the fear of death, the uncertainty about what awaits at the other end is the more puzzling thing! Here Faith alone can come to our rescue... Most of the religions talk of an immortal spirit... and a heaven where blissful souls congregate..! Let us believe that a life of bliss awaits us!
    Death is not the companion of the aged, it is unfortunately in love with the young too...... A beautiful write, so genuine in thoughts and expression! ! (Report) Reply

  • Thomas Vaughan Jones (3/3/2014 3:53:00 PM)

    Well written Joseph. The calm acceptance of things to come. But Go not gentle into that goodnight.We have poems to write, and there is always something good just around the corner. (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (3/3/2014 2:03:00 PM)

    Excellent Joseph, and yes, it is something none of us can escape, and we all hope for a quick and easy demise, very well written and rhymed. Great stuff. (Report) Reply

  • Dave Walker (3/3/2014 1:24:00 PM)

    It's the one thing that makes us all the same in the end. really like this, a great poem. (Report) Reply

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