Living as a Dead Man

 

As a dead man

he could function from his hole in the ground

he ignored the shallow moans

he saw light go out of eyes

and sat in awe

at the courage it took to truly die

he lapelled it to his heart

like a flower in all its rare fragile beauty

the pale colour

so intensely felt

 

As a dead man he could find a new reality

It melted his fears

solidified his inborn hero

the sky was as open as ever

but now his thoughts shaped the clouds

he drifted down a river with nobody

moving slowly toward a life

through death

making sense

of the undefinable depths

where truth buried itself

entangled in those forever budding roots of

HOPE

 

As a dead man his eyes and heart opened

and finally he emerged

from the grave

 

 

For dverse poets Poetics: The Book of the Dead Man

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17 thoughts on “Living as a Dead Man

  1. Isn’t it ironic that we finally understand that it takes courage to die as well as rise up again ~ Really admire this part:

    moving slowly toward a life

    through death

    making sense

    of the undefinable depths

    Love your response Di ~ Thanks for linking up ~

  2. in a way it makes me sad that he only found the “good in life” after his death… sometimes there are so many things that fence us in and the day they have no meaning for us anymore is a day to celebrate

  3. To see hope in death.. is to see life in hope..

    is truly what

    i see…
    in
    death..
    and life..
    as ONE
    HOPE OF
    TRULY
    LIVING
    life..
    even without
    eyes or
    ears..
    :)in seeing and hearing HOPE..
    in life and death.. as one living
    HOPE.

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