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VxPoem ID: 6133

Category:
humor

Posted: September 9th. 2004 5:14:25 PM

Views: 1876

Death and Rebirth

by Phronesus Disegno

Age Group: Adult



The Death card of the Tarot
Interesting as can be
Some think it is unpleasant,
But that's not how I see

We all know Death means change,
The last of something old,
The birth of something new
As all events unfold

So here's a little story:
Mr. Death gave me his cloak
And handed me his scythe
(so I bought him a Coke)

He told me to get rid
Of aspects that I had
That trapped me in the past
And things that made me mad

So I put on his cloak
And scythed away my fear
I stood back for a moment
But just to scratch my ear

I scythed off false beliefs
Along the long blade's curve
But kept the ones I needed,
The ones that could still serve

I scythed away the fungus
That my lovely garden growed
Before I even knew it
The whole backyard was mowed

I scythed away bad thoughts
About which I have thunk
I never knew how awful
Those bad thoughts really stunk

I scythed away bad people
Who tried to tear me down
I even roped the worst one
And twirled him all around

It's easy to go forward
When nothing makes you halt
Looking back (the wrong direction)
Will turn you into salt

I offered Death a "thank you"
Returned his scythe and cloak
He smiled and then vanished
In one big puff of smoke

I'm glad of all that happened
For now my mind was clear
Reborn, I can start over --
My path begins right here.




Author's Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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