Charles Hice

Rookie (May 13 2004 / Heaven)


and taxes the only things that are important to most people the last act of everyperson some idea of going to the garden to eat worms pushing up daises six feet under Indians in the Happy Hunting Grounds Christians in Heaven all other religions go to Hell this word is not used much in threats you dont go breathing fire and hurling death not many preach on death the eulogy is meant to reassure the living left alive
life itself can become a death
some say this pain inside is become a living hell
but they have never been there and pain in this life passes to the next one but dies somewhere inbetween
it cannot navigate the gulf the wind of the infinite space ungulfs it
death spites life the living die but the dead do not ever live
the great intelligence of man has failed to do anything with death except embrace it sometimes quickly as if to avoid the pain that comes with it
a lingering death is given to the living
each day death looms a little closer it drives some people crazy they cannot cope with death
they die a little more each day
among the living they make fun of death they push it away and put it off until they think it will never come for them at all
and when
they die rich they line the coffins with silk and linen
one by one by one more into the Earth they pass away
and when they die poor they fill a body bag with more
they hurl insults at Death in vain
they cry when someone that they love has tasted death
they cry
when death claims someone that they know
they cry
at death
and death just laughs at all the people on the world they made
they cry out at GOD but they only get his Death

Submitted: Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Edited: Wednesday, November 07, 2012

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death poem but this is not evil not really but death

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