Encounter with Death

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You stare at me mockingly,
Maliciously taunting me.
From the eyes of the one I loved.
The eyes that once danced and sparkled.
Glazed and defeated, they stare up.
And behind them you laugh and laugh.
You have won the game this time.
(But who am I to say life is a game?)
I can feel you laughing at me
Because you and I both know
It is only a matter of time until I am your victim.
“Despair!” you taunt from the slack lips of the one I loved.
“Despair!” the lips that will never move again dance with your mirth.
You know you have power over me—the power to bring tears.
You have the power to rip a hole in my heart and let the blood pour out of my eyes.

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TargonTheDragon said...
Jun. 2, 2013 at 9:30 pm
death? the fear of death has no power over me. the fear of death has no power over anyone, unless they allow it to. and besides, death is natural. a part of life, as Gandalf the White said "End? No, the journey doesn't end here. Death is just another path... One that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass..."
Irenie This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jun. 2, 2013 at 10:15 pm
Wow. Thank you for that. I have really been struggling with my relationship with death since someone I really cared about passed away. But I think there is truth in what you say. And i really like that quote. I will treasure it in my heart, and I think it will bring me comfort. Thanks for taking the time to post, Targon.
TargonTheDragon replied...
Jun. 3, 2013 at 1:57 pm
haha no problem! :D
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