Treasure Island

Enebeli Prada

(Nigeria)

I, Death And Grave


I sat under the shade
of an cypress tree.
Closed my eyes and meditate
upon His word for which
He has caused me to hope.

And i saw death smiling at me.
His smiles were awful
But he did smile and was harmless.
I ask why,
but my question quieted him.

Grave came running restlessly
from behind him.
Panting and beckoning
at me as he stopped.
He was naked and blank.

There was no fear in me
Like it never did exist.
Who are you I ask.
Am grave and that is death
my distance cousin.

Why are you naked?
It is in your Glory to see
me that way.
Many are not able to see me
and that is my Glory.

Why was he smiling?
He has lost his stings on you.
You will not see him again.
For you shall rest in the bosom
of your Gentle Saviour.

And.....?
And am just a temporal
abode for your body,
before His coming.
Please be at peace with me.

Why the race and panting?
Your presence is trouble.
Death cannot speak.
Before your return I had to see
you and make a plea.

I have no power over you
Neither is death by the
Authority of Heaven and Earth.
While death is taken from thee,
let me make peace with you.

Immediately I felt a touch.
Though fully clothed,
The touch reached my skin
As if caressing it and my
Spirit shifted.

I opened my eyes,
the sun had gone and
stars with there glories had come.
I opened my mouth, and
Thank You Jesus came out.

Submitted: Friday, September 27, 2013
Edited: Friday, September 27, 2013

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