Thursday, April 26, 2012

Life

(Written April 14, 2012, at 12:50 am.)

Life do unto me this final favour,
Grant me the strength to be a little braver,
To weather the rest of you with a semblance of grace,
To meet Death with a welcoming smile on my face.

Life to unto me this final favour,
Grant me the serenity to silently savour
The rest of you with grit and a grin,
To greet Death with surrender to sin.

Life do unto me this final good,
To have you finally understood,
To wrap you in ribbons and a red bow,
To gift you to Death without sorrow.

Late Night Car Ride

(Written February 19, 2012, 3:02 am.)

Some death awaits in an unpenetrated darkness,
Some life in an unexplored black.
A few heartbeats lie patiently in wait,
A few breaths begin to unwittingly slack.

Energy and sound combine in an inescapable life;
Stillness and silence in a welcome end.
You begin to recede from all that is love,
You begin to enter all this is friend.

The crossroads speak volumes more than the music,
The subtle turns shriek in agony.
You are no longer the you I knew,
I am no longer me.