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  Death Aborning
by Lonnie Hicks
Monday, May 17, 2010
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Death is born too.


 It was Death himself
at my swords tip,

shocked at his predicament--
unaccustomed as he was
to life's end--
unfamiliar he was
to be within sight of his own last ending,
he blanched in the pale moonlight
eyes fixed on the silver spear
as if seeking answers there.
 
How do you tell Death 
his own death comes;
to give him some comprehension
where he has capacity for none
in his dead last matter?
 
He said.
'How am I to meet
alls ending this way
when I am the very symbol
of the terminus; 
the instrument of the last
for the few
and the many?
 
'Tell me how I am come to this end; 
the irony of my own dead death
now near? '
 
'Death must die' I said
"as life itself begins;
this is not so mysterious Death
to understand.
 
You are not the end but
my own beginning.
Life's insistence always come to the fore; 
youth aborning.
 
'That is the cycle of all things, '
I said. 
'You die death; 
not a sad departing
but for others a new beginning."
 
'How sad,' Death said
'I understand your glib reckoning
but, my death to me is personal.
While the Great Cycle
to you may be mesmerizing,
for me it is my fully sensed ending.
 
"Endings are personal and while
loves I've known
have found new loves
it did not in this
obliterate
old love's ending.
And that is I."
 
Old loves die
and their death
is not erased
by new love's
beginning; 
they live
in the sad
sighings
we hear at night
when we are alone
in our beds
 
in the dark
crying."
 
"Do not then think"
Death said
"I, like old loves
end,
rather we
pivot
in the silent  night
and layer ourselves in with new loves'
now sadder
beginnings."
 
I gave him the Thrust
as we all must
recognizing that all that is new
is not always free;
but;
indeed has a cost.
 
 

 

 

 


Lonnie Hicks


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Reviewed by Janna Hill
Full circle so well put. I had never considered the death of Death in such a way. Thank you.
Janna
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
Death swallowed up by life, thoughts wonderfully presented.
Reviewed by Carin Spirit
Captivating and Intriguing. Great Write.
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