My hope for you

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Table of contents: October 7, 2012

Friday, February 3, 2012


though left unspoken
with our eyes shut
ears plugged
minds closed
death always intrudes
imposesing its reality
into our space
touching us violently
with unwanted intimacy-
a rape of consciousness-
an outcome
against our will-
always inevitable
conveniently buried
somewhere in the dark
mausoleum of our minds
impervious to bribery
mocking medical marvels
heartless to pleading
defeating all comers
we relentlessly seek
some semblance of
mercy until realizing
the Truth that
only Surrender conquers
only Acceptance enlivened by a
Faith embracing the
Hope of Love brings
Peace Born of Life's
Victorious Resurrection
bearing scars as
triumphant trophies
now He
freely offers to be
freely received
a Mystery revealed to
all who seek
the balm for
death's sting
so before
it barges in
uninvited to
collect its
deadly toll
your options
one way or
the other
you will die
so the question is
are you ready for

-Why do people not talk about death?
-How has the death of loved ones impacted your life?
-How can reflecting on your death affect your life today?
-Besides legal matters, how can you prepare for death?
-Are you spiritually ready for death? Why/not?

1 comment:

  1. I love the alliteration, e.g. "mocking medical marvels". Gene, when will you publish your first book of poetry? I'd love a signed copy!