Death is Walking Near …


By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee/@GeeGranny



Eyes closed, head pressed against my hands


Cold fingers caress my forehead


Emotion wells up inside my Heart


I hear the cold wind blowing, wind chimes ringing


I feel afraid … why?  I feel so small in this big world


Tears flow down my cheeks … clouds squeezing out raindrops


Why am I crying … why am I afraid … sad?


Death is walking near … I feel him ever so often


I pray with my Heart for him to go away


Please don’t touch my world anymore


You’ve taken everyone who meant the world to me


Please go away … I need what I have left


So, I can live, not be alone in this big, cold world


Sitting here, I wring my hands … I hear my dog howl


From the bedroom down the hall … did he sense something


Did he feel Death was walking close to us?


I pray my Lord to keep us safe, sound


Please don’t let Death enter my world … they’re all I have


I have my husband, our two Pups


I sit here with my head in my hands


I’m crying deep down in my soul … am I grieving


For my son … or am I just sad … why am I crying


Crying as my thoughts go through the walls to outside


To ride on the wind as they blow the wind chimes


They ring as I look about me … in the night


In the night light … trees sway … it’s so cold


Is Death coming for me … is that why I’m afraid


Why I’m sad … why I cry … do I sense something


Did my dog?  I don’t want to die either


I haven’t finished my living yet … I need more time


I find myself holding my hands to my Heart


My chin resting upon them … my eyes closed


I have a sick sensation in the pit of my stomach


Why?  I know everything will be all right


So … why am I crying … why am I sad, feel so down?


I become aware of the chimes ringing louder


The wind is blowing harder


I get up to go look out my window


I relax as I stand looking out … snowflakes!


The wind is blowing snowflakes from Heaven!


A smile comes to my lips … inside my Heart


I feel Life soar inside me … as Death goes away


Leaving me, my world alone for another time


I thank God from my Heart … for now, I’m not alone




Note by this Author:


I woke up at 2:00 am this morning, couldn’t go back to sleep.  Thoughts of things that slightly upset me were on my mind.  I can’t seem to shake them … make them go away.


I couldn’t lay in bed with such turmoil going on inside me … it was like a boat trying to float under water.  I just couldn’t do it.  I know you’ve had those times when you couldn’t just lay in a bed with so much going on in your mind.


I got up, came to my computer, began to write to make my sadness, yes … even some anger, fears go away.  I’ve written many words this morning to put distance between me … what makes me upset, afraid.


I still have a sick sensation in the pit of my stomach … I must have more words to write to make it go away.


Thoughts, photo written, owned by me … Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee.+


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