Barry Middleton


As Death Is Near - Poem by Barry Middleton

as death is drawing near
then what am I to say

the other side is hidden
come back another day

yet I have intuition
to claim to know the dark

above the blinding stars
a place where we embark

I'll try to let you know
I'll build a signal fire

you must look up to see
beyond the funeral pyre

Topic(s) of this poem: afterlife, death


Comments about As Death Is Near by Barry Middleton

  • Kim Barney (1/30/2016 9:28:00 AM)


    Enjoyed the poem. Some people seem to know when death is near. The day before he got sick, my father walked around town and said goodbye to all his friends. He went to the hospital the next day and died the day after that. (Report) Reply

    Barry Middleton (1/30/2016 10:33:00 AM)

    I think I have a few years left but who knows. Condolences regarding your father.

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  • Rajnish Manga (1/30/2016 9:17:00 AM)


    Lovely poem unraveling the eternal mystery of death. Thanks.
    you must look up to see
    beyond the funeral pyre
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    Barry Middleton (1/30/2016 10:30:00 AM)

    Thank you. Glad you liked it.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 30, 2016

Poem Edited: Wednesday, September 21, 2016


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