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Theme: Death

Why Do You Smile?

Angel of death 4.jpg

Why do you smile silent stranger?
Do I humour you in my final moments?

As I await the cutting of the cord.

This grinning angel holds dominion over all.
A visitation none can avoid; despite our prayers
and wishes. Still, some seek his presence.

He stands in the shadows of life's corridor;
observing, counting, stalking. Oft-times striking
without warning, sometimes hovering awhile;
awaiting life's light to fade and fail.

Appointed by the creator, at time's beginning
to free our souls;

I fear this death fellow enjoys his work too much.
Image © Stephen Watson

01-Dec-2012

More By  :  Stephen Watson

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Comments on this Poem

Comment I like the expression: I fear this death fellow enjoys his work too much.

Sharbaaniranjan Kundu
03-Mar-2013 21:18 PM


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