#73. Celebrating Death
Sometimes, we must have the courage to allow the pain
of losing a loved one flow naturally through our being.
Embracing death brings about a deeper healing
when we surrender and accept to let go of spirits gone
Know that their work here on earth is already done.
Let the mourning complete its cycle and season
Sometimes, we must willingly yield and entertain
the thought, that it is only in losing the ones we love,
that we begin to seek and find our true inner selves.
Let not their tributes and obituaries collect dust on shelves.
They, whom we have loved and lost
temporary disappear into the ethers
and become one with the air, only to reappear
through our loving memories and our thoughts.
For everything and everyone in life transforms
and every ending births a beginning, a new turn.
Mourn with grace and avail your spirit to his grace
Deep despair and desolation you must avoid
for every time we fall into the pit of the void,
we emerge with the beauty of the light
One with the source, lit up, we’re a glorious sight.
Nothing is ever taken away that will not return.
So go on and mourn, weep, wail and cry
and then rejoice, laugh, dance and glorify
the dead in the living they left behind.
Know ye that all things created are eternal
Celebrate death and the life it births to life
Death is the passage that carries our dreams
Pay attention to death and you will find
That death is the force that fuels life
Life and death are twin windows of creation.
(c) Juliet ‘Kego Ume-Onyido 2015 (All rights reserved).