Life to Life

Do I have the strength and love to sit with death,
In the silence that goes beyond words and that last breath;

A moment of no fear or pain, just a ceasing body in peace,
like watching a falling star, creating a dream to lease;

Aware of our finiteness, unique in every human way
millions of lights in the sky disappear into forever on this day;

We bid farewell and celebrate the release from human form
as the journey from life to life weathers griefs’ cyclic storm;

Emotions in stages of time and choices towards hope
when embraced, the outcome is hearts’ truth to cope;

Faith to accept life’s limits with passion and grace
Creating a legacy of compassion for our loved ones to face;

Like the travelling moon, the wind, the year and each day
to the place in the heavens quietness, the flesh passes away.

tkrosevear – WindOwl 12/29/08

Life to Life


Joined February 2008

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Elisabeth Kubler-Ross wrote, “A chance for peace may thus be found in studying the attitudes toward death in the leaders of the nations, in those who make the final decisions of war and peace between nations. If all of us would make an all-out effort to contemplate our own death, to deal with our anxieties surrounding the concept of our death, and to help others familiarize themselves with these thoughts, perhaps there could be less destructiveness around us.” This is my attempt…

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