Saturday, March 17, 2007

Death Song

Live your life that the fear of death
Can never enter your heart.
Trouble no one about his religion.
Respect others in their views
And demand that they respect yours.
Love your life, perfect your life,
Beautify all things in your life.
Seek to make your life long
And of service to your people.
Prepare a noble death song for the day
When you go over the great divide.
Always give a word or sign of salute when meeting
Or passing a friend, or even a stranger, if in a lonely place
Show respect to all people, but grovel to none.
When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light,
For your life, for your strength.
Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living.
If you see no reason to give thanks,
The fault lies in yourself.
Touch not the poisonous firewater
That makes wise ones turn to fools

And robs the spirit of its vision.
When your time comes to die, be not like those
Whose hearts are filled with fear of death,
So that when their time comes they weep and pray
For a little more time to live their lives over again
In a different way.
Sing your death song,

And may you die like a hero going home.


Shahrzad said...

hi there,

What a true nice piece. Love the beautiful messages in your poem.
Wish you the best.


Judas Hate said...

As did mine and can only hope will I. Maybe you'll live forever and won't have to.

Wishing you infinite longevity, as I can't grasp it.

Libra Moon said...

I Am Singing... Loud & Clear...

What Words of Beauty you Share...
Thank You!

Libra Moon