The Art Of Dying
 


The Art Of Dying

A man of such greatness lies still and dying
His only voice, a shallow breathing sound
Muffled only by the sad fluting of crickets
Eyes which once were bright with sparkle
Dark sunken hollow with unbroken stare
Left to wonder what's going thru his mind
Does he even realize you are still there

Every crease across his furrowed brow
Each filled with life experiences of the past
Him not wanting to go, they'd wince tighter
It looked as though he was wanting to speak
Holding his hand, feeling the ebb and flow
Of blood coursing slow through his veins
And then it stopped .......

Suddenly, all was filled with heavenly glow

Your heart is pounding like a tom tom drum
What can you do, this cannot be happening
This man you've called father is dead and gone
As pale rays of sunshine peek in the window
And when you can, you look straight at him
His countenance showing no trace of regret
Fall to knees in prayer, he's at peace within

Since then I've found there is an art of dying
You can go kicking and screaming or crying
Or you can spend time in peaceful reflection
Even if no one is with you, you're never alone
For God will be holding your hand all along
As your soul begins the journey to heaven
You'll smile as angels sing you a joyful song


FOS Free Verse Challenge with Cherry Connett
Phrase 'sad fluting of crickets'



By Adele Kaye

© 2010 Adele Kaye (All rights reserved)

 

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