lulamile kedamile

When Death Comes - Poem by lulamile kedamile

When death comes like a hungry lion in jungle
Ready to devour its prey
Don't cry as if you were ignorant of my mortality

When death comes like a hurricane sweeping across a city
Leaving devastation in the aftermath,
Remember that death s the only way to my peaceful bliss

When you learn that I have ceased breathing
That my body has given back all its energy
To the creator
Rejoice in the knowledge of my arrival to the celestial world

Where neither pain nor panic
Sickness nor disease
Discouragements nor disappointments
And their kindred ever exist

When you see my coffin in your midst
Wreaths covering the top
My body lying silent
In the darkness of my closed coffin
Where neither family members
Nor friends ever desire to visit
However much they love me

Then shall you remember that
I was a pilgrim in this world
Travelling from earth to glory
From the terrestrial to the celestial world
From mortal to immortality.

When you surround my grave
Changing songs as if were to say goodbye to me
When my coffin is lowered
Down to the deeper parts of the earth
Do not say goodbye to me nor cry ceaselessly
Because you will only be closing a chapter of my physical existence in time.

Comments about When Death Comes by lulamile kedamile

  • Mandla Prince Kedamile-koti (11/14/2014 11:58:00 PM)

    this is a very comforting piece, he wrote like a prophet. wonderful poem my brother, we read it in his funeral everyone was left in awe (Report) Reply

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  • (3/23/2014 5:30:00 AM)

    The predicted his own death was burried on 22 march 2014, he was comforting his followers. may his soul rest in peace, he was loved by all who knew him. he died at a very young age of 37 years together with his wife. we shall surely miss them. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Poem Edited: Wednesday, August 15, 2012

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