Mortality's Face


Mortality's Face

My heart is heavy
and gripped with fear,
for mortality's face
has just visited here.
Its visit has come
quite unannounced...
and into our laps
it wittingly pounced.
Reality's altered,
perspectives have changed...
the whole damned world
has been rearranged!
In the beat of a heart or
a blink of the eye,
the world as we've known it
has gone quite awry,
and now we must turn
to the powers that be...
and trust in the God
of all eternity,
for faith, strength, and wisdom,
for guidance and grace...
since we have now seen
mortality's face.

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epigramman 5 years ago

..this is an awesome piece of writing - love the title and I love what follows it - and you have already achieved 'hub' immortality with this persona and your other one too!

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Bless you, Epigramman, you are a bright spot in a dark place! Big hugs!

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tumblintumblweed 5 years ago

No_Clue...I believe you nailed this, in more ways than one.

Awesome piece of work! Voted up!

Blessings, my friend!

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Janet, there are no words to tell you how much I appreciate your support...Thank you just doesn't do it!

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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana

its inevitable. we are but mortals and one day will meet death face to face. good poem.

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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

This has just set the bar higher. Excellent.

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Nikkij, you are so right...noone gets out alive...but when it presents, or even the possibility, presents to the young, especially, it can surely catch one off guard and rock the world as we know it. Thank you!

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

mckbirdbks, my sincerest thank you! You have made my day, truly!

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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

This is a compelling read, Clue; truly awesome. The face of mortality combined with the face of the clock is brilliant. Up and awesome for this powerful poem.

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Genna, thank you for your kind words! I am thrilled!

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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

I can't help but think of the tsunami victims and the tornado torn South when I read this! Excellent work

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Fossillady, This poem was written from a more personal level, but I can see the parallel, for sure. I appreciate your visits, always, and your awesome comments!

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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Excellent, impressive work.

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Thank you, WillStarr, I appreciate you!

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thebluestar 5 years ago from Northern Ireland

So thought provoking my friend. Beautifully written from a sincere caring heart. xx

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

star, thank you, again. I so appreciate you! Hugs!

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Poetic Fool 5 years ago

No clue, this is a great piece. A great job of expressing our powerlessness in facing our own mortality and our need to depend of God to face it. Thank you.

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

PF, (love the name!) I thank you, sincerely! Most of us live our lives with little thought of mortality until it presents itself to someone within our world...thus coming face to face with it's possibilities can be traumatic, especially when it occurs in someone young and vibrant. Most of my writing is authentic in that it is the direct expression of what has, in fact, either happened in my life, is currently happening, or is in the foreseeable future. There is a little fiction, but not much. This particular piece is the real deal, for me. It is how I cope, absorb and process...I thank you for your visit and kind comment. Please come visit again! Blessings to you!

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LisaMarie724 5 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

Beautiful message :)

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Spirit Whisperer 5 years ago from Isle of Man

This ability to push awareness of our own mortality into the background weakens as we age and especially when disaster strikes. That is why it is important to be happy now and appreciate everyone and everything now because there may not be a later. There is only now! Thank you.

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Thank you, LisaMarie! I appreciate your read and comment, always!

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Spirit Whisperer, I so agree! Nothing like a cosmic 2x4 to bring that into perspective! Thank You!

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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

Truly awesome work NC!

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Thank you, Sharyn, I always appreciate your visit and comment!

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BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Very deep, beautiful poem. Mortality check is like diving in an icy cold water, get's your attention fast and clear... Powerful piece, love it a lot!

No_Clue 4 years ago

Thank you, Max. this was written the day after we got the biopsy report on my son...and yeah, we were gripped with fear.

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