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A Peaceful Going

Updated on April 20, 2013

Life and death were different,

But somehow felt the same,

Hallucinatory images

Swirled in his brain,

His emotions were spent,

Death seemed merely a curious

Phenomenon rather than a dreaded event,

There was no fear,

And that much was fact,

But what lay there,

And why was his sanity intact.

He remember trying to hold on to a door,

But a light pressure in his chest,

Caused him to collapse onto the floor,

He remember it being an odd rest,

He had difficulty releasing a breath,

But he knew life and death

Was indeed a perfect fit,

God took his hand and squeezed it,

Oh and he wouldn’t cry,

God was near,

He was content to die,

And he wouldn’t shed a tear,

Drifting through memories

Of those he loved,

His spirit was glowing,

It would be a peaceful going,

And he was ready,

He was all set,

He died,

But he felt no particular regret.

If you enjoyed this poem you might like this one too:


http://frankatanacio.hubpages.com/hub/it-was-a-sadness

© 2013 Frank Atanacio

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      thank you artdiva for stopping by

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      ArtDiva 2 years ago

      Well, Frank, I can only hope for a peaceful going, escaped twice before. Nicely poetic for an end.

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      thank you Acee :)

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      Evelia Veronica Rivera 3 years ago from Bridgeport, CT

      nice job sir

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      thank you Poetic Fool :)

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      Poetic Fool 4 years ago

      I enjoyed this immensely, Frank. I can only hope that when my time comes, I can embrace it just as it embraced the protagonist in your poem. Very well written and thought-provoking! Voted up and more!

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      thanks Vin for stopping by :)

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      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

      Frank, the first few lines in the poem tell about something eternal.

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      Hey thanks qudsia for stopping by :)

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      QudsiaP1 4 years ago

      Death is easy but it is the idea of death that instils within us an unknown fear. To have found knowledge of death and to find peace within in; not out of hopelessness but out of peace is a big deal indeed.

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      thanks so much Audrey

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Great write--for me--the tone of your voice coupled with the subject matter--just works!

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      Thanks MrsBrownParlour

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      thank you fulloflovesites :)

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      FullOfLoveSites 4 years ago from United States

      Departure has never been this really peaceful... he just thinks that he's going to the "other place" and he's ready for it with no fear and regret. Up and awesome. :)

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      Lurana Brown 4 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      Peaceful detachment from life---an uncommonly comforting perspective!

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      thank you Valley Poet :)

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      Valleypoet 4 years ago

      Quite a departure from your usual death scenarios Frank...but you delivered an excellent account of a happy and peaceful passing...nice work buddy :-))

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      thanks Gypsy :)

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. It should be a peaceful experience and you tell it so well.

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      thanks again for the visit Wayne Barrett :0 Bless you

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Very interesting perspective from the viewpoint of one who knows that they are going and the final spark of thought and emotion. very good piece!

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      thanks for stopping by justateacher and Our Ms Brooks Bless you both

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Frank this is wonderful poem.. awesome my friend.. We live and we die.. but Death doesn't have to be scary if we know Our Lord .. This is a blessings to read..

      blessing

      Debbie

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      LaDena Campbell 4 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      This reminds when my grandmother passed...she called out "I'm ready!" held her hands towards the sky and died...Great poem!

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      thank you so much Justasksusan and Faith bless you both

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Frank, this is a really stupendous poem here! I really enjoyed reading it. I am not afraid of death at all and ready to go whenever He calls with no regrets. Very vivid and descriptive.

      Voted up ++++ and sharing

      God bless, Faith Reaper

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I hope that when it is my time to go I too feel this way.

      Up, awesome and sharing. Have a great weekend Frank!