Monday, 20 June 2011

AsToldByBondi: Death

AsToldByBondi: Death: "'There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven; a time to be born and a time do die' ..."

Death

"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven; a time to be born and a time do die"
                          Ecclesiastes 3:1-2
Death is natural and it will happen to us all; it is the fate of man
I know death exists but I never really understood the impact of death
Even when I lost my really good friend last month, it still did not dawn on me
The fact that they no longer exist; I cannot accept
It seems surreal to me,
That I would call her phone and she won't pick, that she'll no longer be a part of our group outings, that I won't see her kids, I just can't seem to accept that
But I recently went for my first burial,
My childhood friend lost her mum, and as we walked by her coffin
She lay there, cold, lifeless but at peace
As I  stood out there to see my friend before leaving
A part of me changed forever
My friend walked out of that church a broken woman
She had lost her world, her comfort, her joy, her supoport, her lover, her mother,
I stood helpless and stared at her not knowing what to do or say
My heart was broken for her,
Her eyes were pleading for help for comfort, her body was weak and then she broke down in front of me, fought back my tears with all I had, had to be strong for her; we all had to be
I've seen friends and family who were grieving bounce back from their misfortune and I admired them for this
It takes will and might to say goodbye to a loved one
Death is a painful experience not to the victim but to he family and those around
It is the tearing of one heart into two,
Death is inevitable and one day we must all return to our father
But I'm not here to remind us of our fatality
This is an ode to everyone who has lost someone soo close
And still had the strength to move on
And wake up every morning and put on a brave face for the world,
I dont know how you do it but the Lord is your strength
May God continue to bless and comfort you
We will all be reunited one day
Celebrate the life they once lived
Everyone leaves memories behind, dwell on them
Everything happens for a reason and indeed "God knows best"
"And I declared that the dead; who had already died, are happier than the living who are still alive"
                                 Ecclesiastes 4:2

Time Up

I stood and watched the blue skies turn to grey
Clouds gathered above my head
The birds had stopped singing and returned to their nests
I stood deserted and alone
Flowers withered and fell to the ground
The once rushing stream almost seemed still
A field once green and lush lay dry and brown
The wind was no longer soft and comforting but cold
There was a deafening silence
And then saw it
Death had come for me; it was my time