Christopher Tye

Gold Star - 11,595 Points (Lincolnshire, England)

O' Death - Poem by Christopher Tye

O' Death, why have you taken everything I loved,
O' Death, why do you keep taking my friends.
O' Death, why do you always stand at my side,
O' Death, why don't you release me when angels are calling me to heaven,
O' Death, why do you always leave me behind.

O' Death, can't you take me away from this accursed place,
O' Death, you don't hold any fear for me,
O' Death, you have seemed to be stalking me all life,
O' Death, I have grown so old yet you still spare me,
O' Death, can't you take me to the land of eternal peace.


Comments about O' Death by Christopher Tye

  • Annette Aitken Annette Aitken (7/19/2016 12:38:00 PM)

    We all have questions in our lives and it always seems to be when the good and the young die first, it does make you wonder and ask the question...Why? ? ? ? small word that means so much.

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  • Edward Kofi Louis Edward Kofi Louis (7/18/2016 8:22:00 AM)

    Life and death! Born today and, to die tomorrow. Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Judith Blatherwick Judith Blatherwick (6/21/2016 8:01:00 AM)

    This poem doesn't so much read as a cry in the wilderness to me, but rather a whisper in the darkness. A beautiful expression of thoughts I am sure we all have at times. (Report) Reply

  • Danny Draper (9/21/2012 4:26:00 PM)

    Eternal questions which inevitably will be answered. Good form in the two stanzas, the first accusing the second a resignation to the inevitable. (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul Unwritten Soul (8/10/2012 4:51:00 AM)

    O' death someday i will go follow you,
    O' death someday you will bring me to my losing frnd
    O death i weep and wipe no more tears
    if you promise one day we all united as one..someday

    Chris, i know what do you feel...and i think your poem tell simply and deeply to me_Unwritten Soul (Report) Reply

  • Ellias Anderson Jr. Ellias Anderson Jr. (7/30/2012 10:03:00 AM)

    Death....! also, death doesn't do anything without God orders.a painful and sadly, but beautiful work here!
    good. (Report) Reply

  • Sally Plumb Plumb (7/25/2012 8:35:00 AM)

    While you write poetry you still have something to help you carry on. By the way, I have your thoughts on and off. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Poem Edited: Wednesday, July 25, 2012


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