THROWBACK FRIDAY- Linda Lee Lyberg- The Inevitability of Death


I’ve been thinking of death a lot, and I am amazed by its inevitability, frightened, as we all are, of the totally unknown, and yet feel a long sleep is somehow earned by those of us who live on the edge.- Jackson Pollock

I’ve been thinking of death a lot and I am amazed by its inevitability.

There are those who try to run from death, but in the end, there is no escape.

There is no sanctuary from death; no respite, no silk cocoon you can wrap yourself in to avoid it.

Death is life and life is death and therein lies the metamorphoses

for both change and death are unavoidable.

Should one fear death if it is inevitable, or push the fear of dying aside?

And in thinking of death, do we speed up our soul’s path to death?

Or does thinking of death make us more grateful for the time we have

but yet always looking over our shoulder, expecting death to arrive

into this precious life we have before death comes whispering our name.

How will death come; fragrant as a dozen red roses tied in a silk ribbon?

Or will death slither in on the belly of a snake waiting for the right moment to strike?

Will death wrap itself around you, choking your breath from you?

Death is the cold cup of coffee you never finish as you write your last words.

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

Author’s Note: It’s been awhile since I posted on GDG, and for that I apologize. I recently learned I have breast cancer, and had surgery. The good news is chemo will not be needed but I will have to undergo radiation treatments. They start next Tuesday and go for 5 days a week through 9/25. I’m not sure how I’ll react to the treatment, but for today I feel better than I have in a while. Thank you for your understanding and support!

Linda Lee Lyberg is an author, poet, wife, and mother. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 23 years and her dog, Ricky Bobby who loves to go real fast. She writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. Several of her works have appeared in various anthologies and online literary magazines.
You can read more of her works at: and her Amazon Author Page

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