Speaking of Death

May 11, 2010
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The idea has followed most religious doctrine that one’s fate in the afterlife depends on the state of one’s soul upon death. Most humans believe a deathbed confession results in the pearly white gates.

It’s a shame it doesn’t work that way.

If it were, there’d be no point in a moralistic existence. The idea of living for pleasure would be a fact and I would be out of a job.

I stand outside the military base hospital, waiting as such a thing commences. Not far away the war still rages, a disgusting display of wasted blood tainting God’s beautiful canvas. A humid rain falls mixed with the sound and metallic smells of gunfire. I listen to the cries inside the hospital.

It won’t be much longer now.

Human perception has always amused me.

Their imagination deceive them, depicting demons as lustful creatures panged with secular affections and angels as protectors of the ignorant. They find themselves with petty fears and self-loathing. They paint illusions in the shadows and distortions in their mind.
Oh that they could look into the face of a devil, they’d be quick to realize that the children of Lucifer are not babe faced humans treading the borders of homosexuality.

Ah, forgive my sarcasm.

One of my personal favorite distortions is that of me. They depict me as a skeletal monster, garbed in tattered black robes and swinging a scythe made of the bones of my victims. It’s certainly an interesting representation have of a creature designed by God’s touch. It’s especially amusing when autumn circles and Halloween comes, to watch the children run about screaming and circling the streets hunting down treats, dressed and demons and witches. Could you imagine, being angel yet seeing yourself as through the eyes of a human as a frightful monster?

If you ever truly wondered how I looked, then look in the mirror. I am in everyone. I am everyone. My father created me as a guide and comfort and what better way than to appear as mortal you. In the form of a father, mother, a friend, I come and wait till the time has come to guide the soul to freedom.

If only humans would allow themselves the freedom to divulge in faith and hope. Then they might never fear my coming. Death would be an understanding, a nurturing factor in the cycle of existence.

How I would to suffer the true trail of mortality.

In truth, it’s quite sad to be so blind one’s entire life. It must be a horrible thing to live a life trapped in the darkness of ignorance.

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sunnyhunny This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 23, 2010 at 6:50 pm
This is very thoughtful and interesting.  You really shared your views on death in an interesting format.  The only thing that confused me a little is how you seemed to view Death and Satan/Lucifer as one person.  I think of Satan as an antagonistic character, who was made by God and went all wrong, etc, ect.  I believe that Satan would be bad, but I agree with you that death is not something to be feared.  It is a part of life that is meant to be embraced.  I guess... (more »)
Kandabear replied...
May 26, 2010 at 11:47 am
Interesting point of view lol. But Death in this piece isn't Satan/Lucifer. lol. I've never written a piece from the Devil's pov. lol. This piece is told by the Angel of Death. I tried to illustrate "Death" as a creature of God, an actual angel of Death, not a demon or devil. Perhaps I should've illustrated better lol. But thank you for the insight ^^
Hannah Y. said...
May 21, 2010 at 7:48 pm
Worthy of Mark Zusak. I don't know if you got your inspiration from the book thief but you gave your interpretation of death a very intresting perspective!
Kandabear replied...
May 26, 2010 at 11:48 am
Haha thank you. Mark Zusak is one of my favorite authors.
luv_icecream said...
May 18, 2010 at 2:28 pm

This was really interesting!!! It reminded me a bit of The Book Thief. Have you read that book?? 

Anyways, I love this. You are an awesome writer! :D 

Kandabear replied...
May 26, 2010 at 11:48 am
I love that book lol. and thanks for the comment ^^
...Hopeless... said...
May 18, 2010 at 1:48 pm
Wow, this is really incredible, I loved it!! Awesome work!
Kandabear replied...
May 26, 2010 at 11:49 am
Thank you so much I can't wait to get even more of my work out. TeenInk is taking forever to look at my other stuff haha.
SarahB535 said...
May 18, 2010 at 11:53 am
Great job girl. I love it! Such an interesting look! I love your personification of Death! Sarcastic and funny :)
Kandabear replied...
May 20, 2010 at 10:39 pm
Thank you Sarah!!!
Abbey F said...
May 18, 2010 at 9:12 am
veyr interesting! I love the unique perspective. very engaging!
Kandabear replied...
May 20, 2010 at 10:39 pm
Thanks miss Abbey =)
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