Death and Life Poetically

Melissa Russell By Melissa Russell, 4th Nov 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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This poem touches on death from this poets' eyes. The temporary sleep, until called to awaken.

My Wish

I'd like my severance to be paid
in reams of gold leaf on scroll
beneath a canopy of azure skies,
where random leaves dressed in fall colors
drape my casket in tribute to my life.

If you must cry, then cry in a sympathetic
way not for me, for those left behind.
Their eyes, though muddy with grief, will soon settle
and the once stirred waters will clear.

This capsule of ivory I lay in
is a ridiculous waste of money.
Soon I'll be free of it and
walk again amongst you...

...When Jah calls my name.

Remain strong, do not waver.
For I'll be expecting to see you
when this, "this death" releases me.


Melissa R Bickel, Poetry For The Soul, Wishes

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author avatar Melissa Russell
I write because I love it and as the years have passed, I've found my knowledge and skills haven't grown by leaps and bounds.

Poetry is where I spend most of time.

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author avatar KB
15th Dec 2010 (#)

Love your poetry :)

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author avatar J Meckes
15th Mar 2011 (#)

Hi Missy,
I'm here too, enjoying your poetry again.

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author avatar Melissa Russell
30th Apr 2011 (#)

Joe it's so good to see you!! Hope all is well.

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