I Shall Die In Peace

Updated on December 28, 2017
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Brian Gray obtained his degree in Language from Lee University and has been a published author and professional writer since 1985.

The Sleeping Beauty by John Collier
The Sleeping Beauty by John Collier

I Shall Die In Peace

I shall not search the past

For what is gone and done,

But I shall search today

For that land beyond the sun.

And I shall die in peace.

Where hope is found ‘twas not

Behind, but ahead where today

Has pled for what shall be,

And through this search I can say,

That I shall die in peace.

For even if I die in cold extreme

Denied the joy of warmth one last time

And breathe my last in agony

With hand clasped to my stilling breast,

I shall die in peace.

No greater moment yet to come,

No land yet undiscovered.

I shall not sing nor dance again,

For Spring shall go and never come,

Yet I shall die in peace.

Brian Gray

December 28, 2017 9:56 p.m.

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        Brian Gray 

        15 months ago from Pennsylvania


        I find it amazing that most people are afraid of death. They don't want to talk about it, they don't want to read about it, and they don't want to hear about it. Isn't it funny, the very thing we are all going to experience is still kept locked up in a dark room and tiptoed past? Why be afraid of the end of the journey? Is it because we are having too much fun and don't want it to stop? But...it does. So, people should ask themselves about what they think death will be like for themselves when their time comes. They should want to research books that have been written on the subject. Of course, none of us knows how we will exit this plane of existence, but we should at the very least plan to do three very important things: live life as fully as possible, have as much in order as possible, and have no regrets when we leave. It is amazing how many people die suddenly, much to everyone's surprise, and they failed those three items. So, my poem tells everyone, no matter what, be at peace with it all when we find that our time has come.


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        Damian Fedorko 

        15 months ago

        Enjoyed the poem very much. The idea of looking ahead at death made a sense to me. Thank you for sharing.


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