A Poem by Penlady

Tongue in cheek thoughts about death...Death isn't a morbid thought...its part of life and most assuredly what all will do...just would be nice if we could choose how or how not to....


Been thinking

More or less

Tongue in cheek

But none the less

Thinking about death

I don't like the idea

Of cold earth

Or hot hearth

Trauma is not my

Cup of tea

I'm thinking more

Of a wide blue sky

And me as a bubble

Soaring high

Until I just evaporate

No popping and bleeding

My color

Just disappearing


And unless one was

Aware I had become

A floating bubble

I could do it without

Fan fare

No attention whatsoever

That appeals to me


Just soaring up, up and away

And maybe I'd sing silently

To myself

Mimicking  Marilyn McCoo

And her Billy

Singing those words

Honoring the year of Aquarius

Yes, I think I'd like that!

© 2016 Penlady

Author's Note

Death is not a fanciful subject but I'm sure there have been many secret thoughts about the manner in which it could be done that would cause the least wear and tear!

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As I am at an age where my friends and family move on to the other more often than ever before, thoughts of mortality visit me more than I care to admit. I love the image of floating in a bubble until you fade into..., it's beautiful! I had a small incident with my heart a few months back and oddly enough, I wasn't afraid like I thought I would be, it was more like "what adventure now awaits?" and saddened that I had not completed my anthology like I had hoped to do. The rhythm of your lovely poem is like that of the floating bubble- I can see this floating up up into the blue, perhaps hearing a soft tune. added to my favorites!

Posted 1 Year Ago

Great poem, Penlady, I like that picture of a bubble in the blue sky. Really good. :) Rudi

Posted 1 Year Ago

Really great poem Penlady.
I love it. :-)

Posted 1 Year Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


1 Year Ago

So glad you enjoyed...thank you....I'm celebrated a 76th birthday on Oct.1 and birthdays are problem.. read more
yes, the fifth dimension---

and maybe we could just go "up up and away in my beautiful balloon"

be nice to have the choice wouldn't it?

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 Year Ago

I have changed the title to Fifth Dimension since it was the name of the group of which I spoke AND .. read more
jacob erin-cilberto

1 Year Ago

saw them in 1968 at the SIU arena...great concert.

1 Year Ago

I love the sound!

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Added on September 25, 2016
Last Updated on September 29, 2016
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