Why Blame Death?

A man comes to your door

vested in black

asks you to walk with him

but it feels like command

you leave behind all

your not coming back.

Asked to answer for what you have done

often it wasn't enough

more battles lost then won

or not fought at all

because you were too busy.


You find yourself taken to a place

where the others are as bewildered

for the gloom of that place,

Perhaps you were good

but what did you know

that good wasn't enough

Oh! What a blow

The Man commanded perfection

Impossible! you cried

He demanded consecration

to be at His side

'but my life was too precious'

you realize with a start

'My ideals didn't allow

for the sacrifice of all'

then realizing to consecrate was to obtain perfection

not being perfect at all

you turn in the dark

understanding your wallow

is where you are most comfortable you see.

A hard pill to swallow.


You will then realize your place

isn't that bad

it is peaceful and beautiful

a paradise to be had

Only the reflection

makes it look dim.

A yearning unrequitable

to be with Him.


You could go to Him

with unquenchable guilt

burning inside and live there

for as long as you dared in that place

no one would shoe you out

everyone treating you with Grace

You would hurt all the more

for the kindness of all

for the dirt

on your soul would show

all the while

You would know that they know

see what they see

t'would be hell to you

but it is yours to choose.


When that day comes

if life isn't what you wish

Don't turn to the man in black

and spit in his eye

spit on your own

fly wherever you fly

and be stayed.

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SilentReed 6 years ago from Philippines

We are all sinners sayeth the bible. But "God's" mercy cleanses all past errors. When we pass through the gates of heaven our sins have been forgiven. No need for guilt feelings. We leave that to the living.


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Jaggedfrost 6 years ago Author

lol Guilt often has nothing to do with Sin. What could have been done with time when it wasn't will cause guilt enough for some in the end.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

Another "be still and know"! Thank you!


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Jaggedfrost 6 years ago Author

Your very welcome.


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Secretmission 6 years ago from Sandwich

Great work.


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Jaggedfrost 6 years ago Author

Thanks, thank you for stopping by Secret.


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Dave Mathews 6 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

I love the poem very much. It speaks volumes to my spirit. A religious life is not as difficult as one might think nor is making one's way to heaven, as a matter of fact it is so simple it make me laugh to see others make it so complicated for themselves.

Brother Dave.


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Jaggedfrost 6 years ago Author

I agree Dave M. But I cant say that it is without cost.


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