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Death entered his portals - death poems

Updated on April 24, 2012

Death quotes - Death entered his portals

Death, the point of no return, has plagued people with fear for all times. The fear of death is the biggest fear mankind faces. Thinking about death lead me to wonder if everyone faces death the same way.. perhaps not. Many are so unprepared for that sure eventuality, while planning for the more uncommon things. Is it the fear of death that stops us from planning for that which is the most certain event of our life? Is that a fallacy or just an avoidance mentality? We need to die to that greed, pride, inhumanity, un-forgiveness that reigns within us...The self-righteous attitude that finds fault with others while believing that I alone am above it all.. needs to die too... the death to self and ego is something we need to seek out in our lives. Death, the moment of death brings us to a sharp realization of life... and all we have made of it...

A man who won't die for something is not fit to live. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

He spake well who said that graves are the footprints of angels. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Birth and death; we all move between these two unknowns. - Bryant H. McGill

Death at his portals
Death at his portals

Death poems - Death entered his portals

Death came striding,
Into his room,
In peaceful sleep he was lying
Spelling instant doom!

The man looked up with fear,
At the dreadful face and powerful wings,
Yet said aloud for death to hear,
In a voice which desperation brings..

“Why have you come,
to torment me?
Whence have
you come, thence do you flee..
.
My veins are rich with blood,
Passion fills my soul,
Much youthfulness lies ahead,
Many are the days in my scroll.

Go away I command you,
I shall summon all my men,
You have nothing to prove,
Get away then!”

Death spoke to the man,
Hideous his face, like a hangman,
His voice a thunderous roar,
As to a man he did abhor!

“I have known you since a child,
Warned you, when you were wild,
Nudged you when you went wrong,
Prodded you to be truthful and strong.

You listened not to my silent voice,
You firmly made your choice,
My reminders of your harshness,
Made you toss in bed sleepless!

You heeded not my plea,
When I urged you to be,
Kind and forgiving,
Quick and generous in giving!

Faithful and true,
To yourself and those you knew,
Meek and loving,
Merciful and yielding!

I have come to take my due,
Your life I need of you today,
Now, it is time to say adieu,
Death neither waits anyone nor does it obey!"

So saying, with his hands he stilled,
The voice that commanded,
The haughty eyes which with contempt shone,
Giving him no time to atone!

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      Raci, It is good to see you here on my return.. have been thinking about you.....I hope all is well with you :)

      Death has no sting for those prepared for it...

      Thanks for the visit and comment. Have a blessed day!

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      so many people fear death...i for one too...but our life here is only temporary...you have created a masterpiece here...have a blessed day!Peace...

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      Beautiful words of eternal bliss. Death to me is just a passage into eternity. Thanks for that quote. Have a blessed day. Peace.

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      haikutwinkle 5 years ago

      Quote on Death:

      We are born for a higher destiny than that of earth; there is a realm where the rainbow never fades, where the stars will be spread before us like islands that slumber on the ocean, and where the beings that pass before us like shadows will stay in our presence forever.

      ~ Edward Bulwer-Lytton ~

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      Awww... that is so sweet of ya.. Thanks for that warmth... Have a blessed day my friend!Peace to you!

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      aaaw, I missed you too Shalom :)

      Have a blessed day, my friend!

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Wonderful poem and I am glad to know this from you. Thanks for writing and share with us. Voted up and take care!

      Prasetio

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      Blossom, Thanks for the visit and that deep comment. I appreciate that. Have a blessed day. Peace and joy.

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      Frank, you blew me away with that comment. Have a blessed day.

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      Lesley, what a compliment from you. thank you. I hope to read your hubs and see some of your lovely pics soon. Have a blessed day. Peace.

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      Genna, thanks for the visit and this insightful comment. Have a blessed day. Peace and love.

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      Hey Ruchira, I missed you ... But then I haven't been here as often as I would like to. I am so tied right now. thanks for the visit and the comment. Have a blessed day. Peace.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      That was beautifully written and so well expressed.

      I do agree that it is just the end of the journey, a passing over.

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      shim you just blew me away!!!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      What a talented and gifted writer you are, wonderful poetry - voted up/awesome

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      I liked this poem very much. Death does not compromise; it is inescapable, and your poem highlights this beautifully. If nudges to the conscience continually go unheeded, when one meets death, it will very likely be a formidable passage. As Shakespeare wrote, “Must give us pause…”

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Shalom,

      Such depth in this poetry, my friend!

      Wishing you peace and joy!

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      AE Thanks for that wonderful comment.. I am hoping to catch up with the all your hubs soon... I am missing them. Have a blessed day.

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      Billybuc, the old self is better dead to that we can live a better and more beautiful life.. Thank you for your kindness. Have a blessed day!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This touched the very depth of my soul. Magnificent poetry..Thank you Shimmering.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      My old self had to die so that the new self could be born and flourish. Love this hub and your writing just continues to improve.

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      Rahul thank you for that lovely comment. Death is inevitable but not unconquerable :) To me, death is just a passage into eternity :) Have a blessed day.. Peace.

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Amazing poetry! You have a gift of tremendous measure... I was enraptured by the power of the poem... the likes of it... the challenge to death... the victory of death....

      The poem sends me a message ... that it is foolhardy to challenge death, it is useless .. it will come when it has to...it is the ultimate truth

      Beautiful poetry