It occurred to me today–
Prompted by a voice,
Not in my head,
No, it came from a voice on the radio.
I’ve heard this voice a hundred times,
Heard the same questions,
Heard the same answer,
Today of all days I actually listened.
What is life?
What is living?
That’s when the light finally turned on.
It’s the glorious journey of learning how to die.
We do it daily,
We do it with every breath.
We look to our religions,
Our Gods, our souls for the answer.
In the desire to leave this world in peace
With the hope for something after,
Something more than this temporary existence.
And why shouldn’t we?
Are we not returning to our beginning,
To the earth,
To the air,
To the heavens,
As we have been blessed to do.
~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~
[ Smiles ] Marvellous poetry!
Thank you very much Renard, I truly appreciate that. 🙂
[ Smiles ] You are welcome, my friend!
Wow. This is quite the epiphany. The line – ‘glorious journey of learning how to die’ is quite thought provoking. I see it but do not want to. Agree with it, but do not want to. Lovely piece. 🙂
Thank you Kimberly. I guess I have begun coming to terms with what is an inevitable event, although I certainly hope that it isn’t until the very distant future. Why sweat what we cannot change, let’s just embrace it and enjoy the time we have while we are on this wonderful planet. 🙂
Yes, and while the whole body, who will die, is alive !
Dom, I REALLY LIKED you poem, “It Occurred To Me Today.” You talk like me & think like me or the other way around!!! I think I was here first! I’m 67. Ha! Phil
Well thank you Phil, I think it is me that talks and thinks like you…I am just a few months in to my 50’s. 🙂
I really enjoyed your poem! So much so that I’m now following you!!
It is a blessing to be able to return.
It certainly is although I like most people find it a difficult fact to face at times.
That is true.
That is sadly true.
Thank you for following. I was so touched by the poetry; by the illumined lines. The soul aspires and the heart listens.
Thank you for the kind words Katy and it was my pleasure to follow you. 🙂
Amen to all of it…..ajm
Thank you Ann, I appreciate it.
A fresh and insightful poem. Thank you.
Thank you very much, I’m glad you liked it. 🙂
I liked this one (I keep liking your poems 🙂 ). I have always said everyone should aspire to die and then no one would die a failure.
How very right you are and thank you for reading. 🙂