I Believe In Death
I believe in death
I believe that it is part of life
I believe that we are born to die,
to die that we live more fully;
born to die a little each day
to selfishness, to pretence and to sin.
I believe that every time we pass
from one stage of life to another,
something in us dies and something new is born.
I believe we taste death in moments of loneliness,
rejection, sorrow, disappointment and failure.
I believe that we are dying before our time
when we live in bitterness, in hatred and isolation.
I believe that each day we are creating our own death
by the way we live.
For those with faith, death is not extinguishing the light;
it is putting out the lamp because dawn has come.
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Comments about this poem (I Believe In Death by Onyeka Onicha )
(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963)
(12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973)
(16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994)
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(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886)
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(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849)
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(13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939)
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(27 November 1907 – 18 January 2003)
(01 January 1950)
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