Life and Death

I thought I’d try something a little different on this blog and share one of my recent poems. Perhaps more poems will be shared in the future.

I walk the spiral path
Stepping over
Narled roots
And grassy patches
Hand in hand
and Death

They are my friends
My guides
My teachers

Fraternal twins
Dual sides
of the same
eternal wisdom

I smile and greet them
as old friends
friends I have shared walks with before
and will share walks with again

My friend death gets such a bad reputation
But who is death but the usher into life anew
And life the usher into death returned
Each meaningless without the other

So I smile and weep and laugh
Hand in hand
with my old friends
Life and Death
I walk and run and trip and fall
and sometimes collapse on the ground
and don’t want to get up
And there my friends wait patiently
Knowing they can only present lessons
on my walk
not force me to embrace and learn them
that it’s my choice
but they’ll never leave my side
whether I wish to acknowledge them or not

6 thoughts on “Life and Death

  1. Krishna Kanta (Catherine Schweig) August 10, 2022 — 10:39 am

    Dear Kalindi,
    I love the concept in your poem, of life and death being as close as dear friends and teachers. It was a beautiful read! 😊 I especially like the last line which gave me goosebumps (in a good way): “…whether I wish to acknowledge them or not.” Yes! That line really got me. Thank you for sharing your poetry with us! 🙏
    And, I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to submit your poem (or another one, if you wish) to my poetry project, where I publish spiritual poems by women every week. If you are interested, here’s the link to the submissions page:
    I look forward to sharing your poetry with my readers!
    Krishna Kanta

    1. Thank you so much! I just emailed you 🙂

  2. Such a beautiful poem, Kalindi! Thank you 🙏

    1. Thank you so much!

  3. A beautiful heartfelt gentle brave and moving poem thank you so much Kalindi I would be glad to share it on my Facebook page for morning prayers which I read every morning peace and blessings Lou

    1. Thank you so much would be honored for you to share!

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