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Death Poetry: The Silent Visitor

Updated on June 6, 2013

Knock
Knock
Knock
I awoke on the floor

Knock
Knock
Knock
Death was still knocking on my door

I don't know why
But I invited him in
Not knowing
What this visit had in store

Death said not a word
As he made his way in
He walked right by me
Straight for the kitchen

He gestured to the cubbard
Wanting a cup of tea
I humbly obliged
For to deny would be very rude of me

He sat at the table
Waiting patiently
Who would have thought
Death would be such polite company

I served him his cup
Asking one lump or two
He wrapped on the table twice
I guess two would do

We sat across from one another
Sipping our tea
Gazing out the window
At the old elm tree

Death waved his hand
The tall elm fell
Was I to be next
There was no way to tell

He bowed his head
And arose from his chair
He made his way back to the door
Ignoring my questioning stare

He waved me goodbye
And quickly disappeared
I was about to close the door
When I heard
"See you next year"


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      Janis Leslie Evans 3 years ago from Washington, DC

      Woah. Talk about living each day as if . . . :-) Nice work, PHILLYDREAMER. Up and interesting.

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      Tijani Achamlal 3 years ago from Morocco

      Beautiful and well-penned .Thanks so much for sharing this.

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      Daniel James Hinton 3 years ago from Orlando, Florida

      A bitter sweet insight into the mind of an artist. Wonderful

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      Lurana Brown 3 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      Morbidly charming!

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      Martin Kloess 3 years ago from San Francisco

      Well done. thank you

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Jose! Jose!! Brilliant my friend. Voting up and sharing.

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      Jose Velasquez 3 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      I did pretty good with those tea cups didn't I. LOL

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      Suzette Walker 3 years ago from Taos, NM

      This is very well done. I love the ending. It makes us stop and think - you make us stop and think.

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      kjforce 3 years ago from Florida

      PHILLYDREAMER....Whoa...that was close. You had tea with death, so that was your test...don't worry I'm sure that he was in a mood of

      " jest "... have a great Sunday and get some rest.....loved the poem

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      Jim Higgins 3 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Interesting and well done about a scary visit with eternity.

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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      I'm inclined to agree with Lurana's comment! Charming, yet morbid about sums it up. :) Strangely delightful to read.

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      Estella 2 years ago

      Taking the oveveirw, this post hits the spot

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