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A Poem about Death and Dying

Updated on July 21, 2013
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Death, lift your hand to mine.

Brush the shadows from my path.

Guide me from this place.

Stay beside me

as I leave my breath behind.


Lift me up

so that I may stand beside you.

Clear the darkness from my eyes

so that I can see.

You've been with me for so long;

I've wondered how you are.


Find the others

that I've long missed.

Show me where they are.

Stay beside me when we meet.


Pick me up should I fall.

Let me rest against you,

for I cannot see after all.

The darkness has returned.

Death, take my hand.

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    • wabash annie profile imageAUTHOR

      wabash annie 

      4 years ago from Colorado Front Range

      I really appreciate your comments ... thanks so much.

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      K.A.E Grove 

      4 years ago from Australia

      this was beautiful and quite peaceful, almost conveying the warm feeling of going home.

      so very well done...

    • Writer Fox profile image

      Writer Fox 

      5 years ago from the wadi near the little river

      It's so good to find another poet on HubPages. Look forward to reading more of your poems here!

    • wabash annie profile imageAUTHOR

      wabash annie 

      5 years ago from Colorado Front Range

      It may be a bit dark. At times, we feel that way but not often (I hope). Thanks for reading my poem!

    • wabash annie profile imageAUTHOR

      wabash annie 

      5 years ago from Colorado Front Range

      Thanks for reading my poem. The Kindle book is a mystery, Kinships and Crime. I am finishing up another, the genre of which is similar to a writer from your part of the country, Sharyn McCrumb. I have read and listened to She Walks these Hills a number of times and also enjoy the other Nora Bonesteel novels. Again, thanks for your comments.

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      Anna Haven 

      5 years ago from Scotland

      This is a little dark and also very interesting.

      I like the perspective you took on it; death wasn't to be feared but something always known which was finally taking you home.

      Voted up :)

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      ocfireflies 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      wabash annie,

      I loved this poem. It touched me on so many levels. For me, your poem made me remember John Donne, but in such a cool and contemporary way. Thank You.

      Best Always,

      Kim

      PS-- What is the title of the book you published on Kindle? Genre?

    • wabash annie profile imageAUTHOR

      wabash annie 

      5 years ago from Colorado Front Range

      Colin, I'm so glad you are able to be home again and still will be writing hubs. Do appreciate your kind words about this poem. It is close to me, as is the one I wrote about abused children. I'm looking to following your hubs. Again, thanks much ... Annie.

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      epigramman 

      5 years ago

      Well Miss Annie I just spent most of the day in ER because of a heart condition and I am so glad to be back home again and reading and writing at the Hub. I'm relieved that the Grim Reaper didn't scout me out when I was there today.

      I love your words here and surely you could out-Poe the Poe himself with this evocative read. It's so nice to meet you and you are a writer/poet who is admired by the epi-man. Hubbravo from Colin and his cats at lake erie time ontario canada 6:52pm

    • wabash annie profile imageAUTHOR

      wabash annie 

      5 years ago from Colorado Front Range

      I'm so glad you liked it. Thanks much!.

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      Lisa Chronister 

      5 years ago from Florida

      This was hauntingly beautiful. I really enjoyed it and voted up. Thanks for posting!

    • wabash annie profile imageAUTHOR

      wabash annie 

      5 years ago from Colorado Front Range

      Thanks for reading my poem. Will keep up with your writing too.

    • wabash annie profile imageAUTHOR

      wabash annie 

      5 years ago from Colorado Front Range

      Thanks for reading my poem. Also, thanks for working for the elderly ... I'm sure you provide much support to them.

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      Priscill Anne Alvik 

      5 years ago from Schaumburg, IL

      I love death....that is why I chose to work at nights with the elderly. I like to be the comfort for my patients when fear steps in. Your poem brings to light how death is always with us, at times our greatest teacher in life.

      Stunning use of words and feeling...thank you.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      this is awesome and beautiful... I really enjoyed your poem.. I see what you mean..

      I will follow you.. and share your work

      Debbie

    • wabash annie profile imageAUTHOR

      wabash annie 

      5 years ago from Colorado Front Range

      Thanks so much for reading my hubs. I just published an extremely sad one on child abuse.

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      Indian Chef 

      5 years ago from New Delhi India

      Very well written poem though very sad one you have put your thoughts well on paper.

    • wabash annie profile imageAUTHOR

      wabash annie 

      5 years ago from Colorado Front Range

      I so appreciate your reading my hubs and your comments on this one!

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      Eiddwen 

      5 years ago from Wales

      So very talented ;dark but also very cleverly composed. Here's to so many more.

      Eddy.

    • wabash annie profile imageAUTHOR

      wabash annie 

      5 years ago from Colorado Front Range

      I enjoyed writing it! Thanks much.

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      Linda Crampton 

      5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I love this poem, wabash annie. Thank you for sharing it.

    • wabash annie profile imageAUTHOR

      wabash annie 

      5 years ago from Colorado Front Range

      Thanks much, CrisSp

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      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      This is quite dark but creatively penned. Good work!

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