Andy Brookes

Gold Star - 38,986 Points (11 May 1954 / Macclesfield)

Dancing With Death 2 - Poem by Andy Brookes

I once danced with death in the rain
he smiled and said I know your name.
then walking to together for I dared not flee
I asked him, Death, had he come for me.
no he said I was just checking on you
though in my book, your demise not yet due.
then we walked until the end of the day
where at my street Death walked over the way
I saw the house where a life he will end
to realise, it's the house of my friend.
I call death back and said take me instead
Death says I can't, sadly shaking his head
for your friend you know is in such pain
and in torment this past week has lain.
praying for his suffering to end, for he's ready to die
did you really think I was just passing by.
so death he went and entered house
taking my friend gently, as quiet as a mouse.
then for my friend I shed a few tears,
but my encounter with Death had belayed all my fears.
so if Death comes, I'll not run away
for I know he'll be gentle, when he takes me away.

Topic(s) of this poem: death

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 6, 2015

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