In Memoriam

Discussion in 'Poet's Corner' started by Persephone, Jul 21, 2007.

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  1. Persephone

    Persephone Active Member


    I died today. In peace, I think.
    At least, I remember no pain.
    I simply gave up my final breath;
    But then, I won’t need it again.

    Make no mistake, I loved this world!
    I fought for my life to the end.
    It wasn’t my choice to let it go;
    But death didn’t need my consent.

    I gave up my breath as I must in the end
    To the one who first gave it to me.
    Imagine my wonder to see it dissolve,
    Unveiling eternity.

    Though eyes sewn shut take in no light,
    I see as I could not before,
    Past heaven and earth and the birth of time,
    And I’m not afraid anymore.

    No, I’m not afraid of this magical space
    Without borders or limits or binds.
    My memories fade as I cease to be.
    No matter, I’ve touched the sublime!

    My flesh is the stuff of uncountable stars.
    My blood is a boiling sun.
    I breathe with the breath of the cosmic wind
    So easily now we are one.

    And so, no regrets for this body of clay.
    This muscle and sinew and bone
    Smell of the earth and taste of dust.
    I don’t want them back anymore.

    Return this body, reverently,
    To the loam from which it came.
    May it nourish new life, replenish the world
    I loved so well, yesterday.

    - written for a friend's funeral
  2. Darkness N Light

    Darkness N Light Staff Alumni

    I loved the poem. It is deep and emotional. I am so sorry that you lost a friend. If you ever need to talk feel free to send me a pm. I will get back to you as soon as I get it. The words you said are meaningful. I read it once then I reread it. I do not think it is something I will forget in a long time. Take care and I love you. :hug: :cheekkiss :hug: :cheekkiss :hug: :cheekkiss :hug: :cheekkiss

    With Love,
    Crystal :hug: :cheekkiss
  3. Persephone

    Persephone Active Member

    Thank you Crystal. Writing helps. It kind of takes over.
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