More Than Death


The things I fear
More than death:

In the end,
Not to have lived at all

For my young ‘uns
That they be not robbed of innocence
Ere they grasp
The ‘What,’ ‘When,’ Why’ and ‘How’

Of my Maker
That my name be found not
In His Book of Life

Oh, these things, I fear
Much more than life itself
Or even the absence of it

19 responses to “More Than Death

  1. You speak the minds of a lotta folks with this spectacular masterpiece of a poetic offering Zee! Wisdom multiplied Sweetkinz! β€πŸ˜„

    ‘No power so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear’, says Edmund Burke! Fear simply just paralyzes and numbs us, if we linger on therein! Its a very powerful force, with the ability to subdue us; if we cave into its grips! We oughta just make concerted efforts to rise above our fears, and let the chips fall where they may! Else, like Job; whose greatest fear came upon and overtook him; we don’t unconsciously will those things to life! Whatever we can fix, we needn’t worry about; we should just go on ahead and fix! Whatever we can’t fix, worrying wouldn’t either; we should leave those bits in God’s Hands! πŸ˜‡

    Too beautiful for mere words is what this composition is Honeycomb! You go gurl, rock on! Mwah! πŸ‘‰

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  2. See me rushing here in the hope that I will be the first to drop a comment… Oh well, when one has internet services that run like the old NIPOST, what can one say? πŸ™‚

    Interesting poem. You didn’t paint with your usual imagery or fix metaphors – maybe you can, eh…might want to, small πŸ™‚ You took it simple but your message came in quite well. There’s a lot of sincerity and passion in the simple… Good one here Ziks.

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    • Thank you Su’eddie. You’re right, I wanted to keep it simple as is often the case. Sometimes I just want to save us some hassle over interpretation, although, indeed, there’s not much to poetry, when you take out metaphors, as I’m coming to understand. Thank you buddy. I’m glad you liked it.


      • Ah, sis mi, even if you were to dress two poles in words and attach a line, then colour it as poetry it will be nice – at least to me. I am that sold! πŸ˜€

        You got the poetry minus metaphor thing on the head. No one could have said it better…

        I am glad to have liked it jare. Makes me wonder why you don’t post ever more so often… but there’s work and family abi? #sigh

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          • This your knuckle go taya today: weya, take am: πŸ‘Š πŸ™‚

            I can imagine the more… Hey! But you know you can do Guest Posts etc ba? Catch Dr Swag or Topazo to send a piece every once in a while to entertain your readers… And yes, I will soon be asking you for something to put on mine… Yea… So, you writing a poem on smiling in the rain and smiling through pain? πŸ™‚

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          • Yaaaaay! You can be sure I will be waiting to hear… my ears are already standing masef like a hare’s own… Can’t you feel the rising from there? πŸ™‚

            But more than them, get others too… It gives variety to your blog and also gives you some ease while you do other work – like all the ones we spoke about earlier.


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