To Death.


You can look me straight into the eye

for I will feel no fear.

You don’t frighten me at all

let me make that clear.

I know there will be nothing then,

I’ll just be null and void,

The emptiness is not something

that I need to avoid.

So come pay me a visit,

Mr Reaper, Grim;

I’m telling you I’m not afraid

to go eye to eye with him.

Submitted: March 30, 2018

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Mike S.

Good attitude, Hull, excellent!

Fri, March 30th, 2018 5:49pm


Thanks, Mike!

Fri, March 30th, 2018 10:59am

Sue Harris

A dark poem, Hully, but with a strange sense of resignation and liberation... come on, do your worst, I'm ready. Your words are so powerful.

Fri, March 30th, 2018 7:32pm


It's basically saying that as I believe it leads to nothing, I have nothing at all to fear. At least that's what I meant it to say.
Thanks for reading, Sue.

Fri, March 30th, 2018 12:45pm

Jeff Bezaire

I hear you, Hully! A great flare of defiance! When it's that time, throw the middle fingers up and take a bow. There's nothing to fear but fear itself.

Fri, March 30th, 2018 8:14pm


Cheers, Jeff. That's it, exactly!

Fri, March 30th, 2018 1:22pm

moa rider

Yeah well, we were taught to fear hell Mama Hullabaloo, and nobody was sure if heaven was attainable. But my old mate Frank replied when asked what happens after death, said, 'You go rotten.' It is more likely. Usianguke

Sat, March 31st, 2018 4:47am


Yeah, but I figure you just get switched off first so you don't notice. Thanks for reading, Moa!

Sat, March 31st, 2018 2:44am


Wow! I love the bravery you convey in this poem. Excellent. And amazing cover photo

Sat, March 31st, 2018 1:39pm


Thanks, jaylisbeth!

Sat, March 31st, 2018 10:35am

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