Fear Not, Death

Fear Not, Death

A Poem by Nolo Segundo

Fear not death
when it comes for you.
Death is not a monster,
not even a master, but
a servant having no more
choice in the taking of you
than you have in the going.

And if you are defiant,
telling lonely Death,
'By my hand, not yours
I will set my fate!',
Death will smirk, laugh
and say without rancor:
'Take my job,please!
It has never given me
a moment's pleasure--
to be forever feared,
hated, despised when
all I have ever done
was to open a door.

But know, proud human
(the only animal who
dares dispute my work),
when YOU turn the knob,
yes, to eternity's door--
it may not lead you
to the same place
as when I open it....'

I knew his meaning,
responded contritely:
'Fear not, Death--
I will not resist
your silent coming.
I know who issues
your deadly orders.
Forgive us humans
for our denial, for
we keep forgetting
that we exist always,
and this this life is
but a scratch in time.'


(c.2014)

© 2016 Nolo Segundo



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Your words ring deep within my spirit as one who often writes of death, knowing that with its arrival, one's suffering, agony, hopelessness and so many other emotions I cannot list them in their entirely here, comes to an end. But, I do believe it is with death and death alone that we find eternal life; death to self, and then mortal death.

I believe in Heaven and Hell, and that the way to Heaven is through our Lord Jesus Christ. There are certainly those times that I question why so much pain in walking this human life, but answers I find only in my faith. This is what allows me to carry on.

I agree with you that we are the only animals who question death, as we have been given free will to live as we choose. Your last lines tell me that we acknowledge who sends death, and the request for forgiveness, as we forget we exist in the earthly realm but for a speck in time.

I am impressed by your words, and will be back to read more. I was unaware of your work, having just learned of it through the review you have posted to the essay of my mentor, Rick Puetter concerning why do we believe. I have been contemplating my response to his essay for a few days, and am not quite ready to respond as of this time, but I know I shall.

Best Regards,
Sheila Kline

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Nolo Segundo

2 Years Ago

Thank you Sheila for your kind words-- I neglected to mention that I myself found God when I almost.. read more
Sheila Kline

2 Years Ago

Your are welcome! I am deeply touched by your words, and impressed by your thoughts concerning life.. read more
Nolo Segundo

2 Years Ago

Yes Sheila, he did-- unfortunately I only located him a few years ago, and had planned on meeting hi.. read more



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brilliant poem and very spiritual, thanks for entering my competition, good luck loved it

Posted 4 Months Ago


Nolo Segundo

4 Months Ago

Thank you, J.
Your words ring deep within my spirit as one who often writes of death, knowing that with its arrival, one's suffering, agony, hopelessness and so many other emotions I cannot list them in their entirely here, comes to an end. But, I do believe it is with death and death alone that we find eternal life; death to self, and then mortal death.

I believe in Heaven and Hell, and that the way to Heaven is through our Lord Jesus Christ. There are certainly those times that I question why so much pain in walking this human life, but answers I find only in my faith. This is what allows me to carry on.

I agree with you that we are the only animals who question death, as we have been given free will to live as we choose. Your last lines tell me that we acknowledge who sends death, and the request for forgiveness, as we forget we exist in the earthly realm but for a speck in time.

I am impressed by your words, and will be back to read more. I was unaware of your work, having just learned of it through the review you have posted to the essay of my mentor, Rick Puetter concerning why do we believe. I have been contemplating my response to his essay for a few days, and am not quite ready to respond as of this time, but I know I shall.

Best Regards,
Sheila Kline

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Nolo Segundo

2 Years Ago

Thank you Sheila for your kind words-- I neglected to mention that I myself found God when I almost.. read more
Sheila Kline

2 Years Ago

Your are welcome! I am deeply touched by your words, and impressed by your thoughts concerning life.. read more
Nolo Segundo

2 Years Ago

Yes Sheila, he did-- unfortunately I only located him a few years ago, and had planned on meeting hi.. read more

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Nolo Segundo
Nolo Segundo

Philadelphia, PA



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From adolescence until I was 24, I was an agnostic. Then I almost drowned, and had what has come to be called a near death experience. So for the past 45 years I've known that the problem with life i.. more..

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