Battery Of Bibles

Battery Of Bibles

A Poem by Earl Schumacker

On the death of my sister and best friend in this life. Serious and silly stuff


A Battery Of Bibles

If you die it is advised to be quiet

It is best to have someone by your side

To touch your hand, to comb your hair

If you have hair it is even better

To have warm socks placed on your feet

By a loved one who will remember you

It is special as you slip into the future

Speaking from experience this is the truth

If you die and you are a robot

It is suggested to arrest your circuitry

Keep a battery of bibles by your side

Keep them alive in hopes of a resurrection

If not, there is always the hope of electric

In the after life of power as suggested

© 2021 Earl Schumacker

Author's Note

Earl Schumacker
My sister Kathie just died. She is and always will be my best friend. The second part of the poem is silly but that is me so go figure.

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You are grieving your much loved sister. Caring for a loved one and being with them as they breathe their last can take its toll. I would say that it must have been a great comfort for your sis to have a loved one with her through the last of her journey. Such a compassionate thing to do.

Your last stanza is a contrast. Brings in a touch of silly and light heartedness after darkness. It is perfectly OK to do that. Life goes on. We have to move forward even though we are still grieving.

Take care of yourself Earl. All best wishes.


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Added on July 15, 2021
Last Updated on July 15, 2021
Tags: Death, sister, friend, robot


Earl Schumacker
Earl Schumacker

Atlantic City, NJ

B.A. Degree in Literature and Language. I enjoy writing short stories, poetry, novels and keeping up with new scientific discoveries. I enjoy philosophy and Art appreciation. more..