Invitation To Death
by Jackie M Joice
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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When Death appears
we run for cover, hiding
our faces and dodging
Death makes people
break dishes, drop phones,
with his unannounced visits.
Death’s steps are heavy and he
can also stare uncontrollably.
But try inviting Death into the kitchen
the kitchens where mothers discuss
funeral preparations and grades
Weddings and graduations
Invite him amongst full figured women
who juggle pots, gossip, and aging parents.
The ringing phone and traffic
through the house may make
Death nervous but make room for
Death at the kitchen table.
Fill his plate up with
collard greens, yams, and fried turkey wings.
Sit down next to Death and discuss
his job over peach cobbler or sweet potato pie.
Try to listen to Death’s words and mission
with an open mind and
when the discussion is over
make sure his belly is full, give him a tooth pick
and send him on his way.
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|Reviewed by jude forese
|just hope he wants to still leave the table ...
unique approach to the subject of death ...
|Reviewed by Huda Orfali
But what if he/she doesn't like the food and is angry at the cook?
Will he/she take her life instead?
Thanks for sharing
God bless you
|Reviewed by Paul Berube
I like your ideas. Burrrpp!!! (lol) Excuse Me!!!
|Reviewed by Kate Clifford
|Interesting thoughts concerning death :-)|