I Don’t Believe in Death

I don’t believe in death.
I do believe that my organs
will eventually fail –
my heart will stop, or
my liver or kidneys
or lungs will cease to function.
I do believe that my body will fail
my skin will decay
and given enough time, even
my bones will be reduced to dust
Oh yes, I believe that my body will die
but I do not believe in death.
I cannot fathom the idea
that my essence, my being,
my soul will ever be extinguished
I cannot fathom that this body
is anything more than a pot
and that when that pot finally breaks,
the contents – the soul will still be alive
and will be transplanted
into something more beautiful
more glorious
more real
more eternal
and so
I do not believe in death.

~~

Today is OLN at dVerse.

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18 thoughts on “I Don’t Believe in Death

  1. I, too, can’t stand to think of death being the end and our concept of what happens after death is similar. I can’t stand to think of memory ending either, but as a writer I have often felt inspired by something approaching memory of past lives or experience.

  2. I believe like you do, Bryan. I can’t imagine that we have this one span of time where this body houses our soul and then when the body dies…that we are no more. I enjoyed your philosophical musings.

  3. I totally agree 🙂 Perhaps the essence of us is scattered into the solar system and then, a shooting star makes its way across the sky and we are reborn? 🙂

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