The Beauty Of Death Poem by Kingsley Egbukole

The Beauty Of Death

Rating: 4.8


I reason death in its glorious beauty
Like golden evening cloud
On a bright sunny day

I think of death in its peaceful silence
Like "Otamiri" river
purling in moon-lit night

I ruminate death in its soulful rest
Devoid of dust
Like cool gentle evening breeze

I look toward death then
When the task is over
Much more toward
When satisfactorily accomplished

To wash my sticky hide of labour
In transparent river "Otamiri"
My frayed nerves calmed
In cool evening breeze

To take the deserved rest
In peaceful clouds of heaven
My portion of the Father
And Son through death.

(Saturday 14th March,1998,2.19 pm)

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Topic(s) of this poem: death
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Richard Wlodarski 10 November 2019

A refreshing outlook on death. If my near death experience is any indication of what the afterlife is like, we're all in for an AWESOME adventure. Kingsley, thank you for bringing it to my attention.

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Kingsley Egbukole 10 November 2019

Thank you Richard. Remain blessed.

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Kingsley Egbukole 10 November 2019

Richard thanks. I appreciate your comment

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Chiori Mathew 11 October 2019

well crafted, sometimes i think about living a life of no death, to me I know it would be boring, but death is a like a moderator of life thanks

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Kingsley Egbukole 11 October 2019

Thank you Chiori for your comment

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Dr Dillip K Swain 10 December 2021

A meaningful poem! Admired the scintillating expression....

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bri edwards 23 December 2020

THE NEW PH FORMAT IS DISASTROUS. I THINK CLICKING ON PoemHunter.com, above, will take you to a page to write a complaint.

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Bri Edwards 15 December 2020

purling [ it also can refer to knitting ] " The motion of a small stream among obstructions; flowing with a murmuring sound" Otamiri River " The Otamiri River is one of the main rivers in Imo State, Nigeria" Enjoy those " peaceful clouds" ! ! bri :)

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Phillip Nine Mafunga 22 August 2020

Demistifying death. Death must not be feared but looked forward to.Great piece indeed.

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Pravat Kumar Mandal 07 June 2020

This is an excellent poem.

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