O gentle Death

I suffer from thanatophobia. I fear death.

Not sure if that fear roots itself in my failing search for god or my strong disbelief in an afterlife. I am so envious of people who can accept god on faith without evidence.

The idea of a loving god is so profoundly sublime to me – and if you are one of those people of faith, please know how much I admire you. Hopefully you will respect that I am un-like you and can accept that difference contritely. I am not looking to pick fights or open a debate. Pray for me.

With this poem, I endeavor to make Death more gentle, more beautiful. It’s a very personal attempt to assuage my fears. Make death more akin to Art.

Imagine staring at a Rembrandt, and then fading away into the painting. I am more than OK if Death is simply a beautiful image then nothing. Like falling asleep and never waking up.

I hope you all find some peace and solace in this poem. Love to hear your thoughts.

Because, death is just so full and man so small | Well I’m scared of what’s behind and what’s before.” – Mumford & Sons, After the Storm


  1. A warm poem of gentle embrace, as if lying in a natural slumber during that final breath, feeling a restful peace and quiet. Job well done, dear friend!

  2. I feel exactly the same as you and just cannot think in any other way though I was steeped in Religion growing up!Beautiful ethereal poemI hope death is such an experience or something similar! ๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘

  3. I always told myself when I die I wanna die peacefully no pain just lay still, a beautiful breeze blowing and I hear soft music. I’m all the way out there with this right? lol

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