"Spurred Wonders"

Academy of Classical Christian Studies
Cleveland County, OK

Something about Death is unnerving
To some the approaching end treads on soft paws
quietly stealing them away
in the dream-deprived night

To others the black-veiled visitor comes forth
like a timid lion
slowly and
with proper warning

A blessing or a curse?
The grief from last farewells
weighs upon shoulders

Yet some seek Death
unable to find Hope, Peace or Grace
They sell their future
for a cold embrace

And so I ponder the death that turns us to dust
envy Elijah
wish I could talk to Lazarus