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Fear of Dying: A Poem

Updated on August 29, 2017
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Val is a life-long student of the psycho-philosophy of living and a devoted practitioner of many techniques that enhance personal evolution.

Why fear dying if we are already dead

having reached the limits of our becoming

and this would be funny if it was not so sad

for we have done it all from striving to bumming.


Faithfully repeating our duplicates of thinking

and feeling the same crap from years ago

we may suspect a little that our boat is sinking

but not smart enough to insurrect and row.


Being tired of life and scared of dying

while chasing our tail with incessant worries

we may relive it all with occasional crying

but not caring to edit our personal stories.


"A coward may die thousand deaths

and brave man dies only once"

so why waste all these precious breaths

if we are not in a mood to sing and dance?


With so much still left to be done

to see new and interesting places

to stop crawling and to re-learn to run

while in the process to avoid all sour faces.

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      Vladimir Karas 4 weeks ago from Canada

      Michael, my old friend---Please never hesitate to express your views, no matter how much they may or may not be in agreement with mine.

      I know where you are coming from intellectually and in matters of faith, and I respect it, just like I respect my own views. If our friends don't accept our individual differences then they are not friends, right?

      You never tried to impose your faith on me, along with a young female hubber who has strong faith in Christian teachings---and it means a lot to me.

      All I do in my poems and articles is sharing my views, not lecture or try to make people change their beliefs. Even if I tried it would be quite naïve, so feel free to express your own understanding of universal and human truth, and I will always be your respectful friend.

      Have a great weekend, Michael.

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      Michel Milec 4 weeks ago

      What a beautiful controversy: one who knows fully to live doesn't have fear of death because life goes on apart of body. I will never die! Proverbially we "the intelectuals" never persuade or contradict with friends. In various of your poems as a reader only getting to know your personal supernumerary and bountiful view on - almost everything. At the end of reading I am puzzled : shall I or shall I not to "discuss" since though we walk the same individual path of "mutual" understanding pause at intellectual level, our goings parts due to my choice to go with the wisest, most loving creator of the universe who gave me opportunity to have "Our Father in heaven" and i took hold of HIM for good, learning daily to think and speak the His way...

      ( The onewho doesnt fit in here. )