The End and the Beginning

Over at dVerse Poets Pub today Gayle is asking us to write Japanese death poems, preferably in the tanka or haiku form (though she said we didn’t have to adhere to strict syllable counts). I decided to write a tanka, which I’ve never done before. I don’t know if I followed all the rules, but I did stick with the 5/7/5/7/7 syllable counts.

My poem illustrates how I hope I will face death some day, at least this is my plan. I didn’t set out for it to rhyme, but it does, so there you go.

The End and the Beginning

My wandering over,
my suffering now to cease,
my eternal home
in sight, now my hope and peace
embracing the sweet release

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.


24 Responses

  1. your faith is evident in this without being over-stated. I think that even those of us who are Christians have a fear of death…but yet we shouldn’t if we truly believe that what comes next is so much better…so much more…

  2. Spirituality is our ace in the hole, as long as love is the edict & joy is the fodder. Nice jisei, Linda.

    • Well, I don’t want it to come today, mind you, because I want to see my son get married and have me some grand kids someday, but I suppose if it did I’d be okay with that.

    • That’s what I’m looking forward to. Not that I don’t have some of that here in this life, but it’s mixed with pain and suffering. Pure peace and joy will be a wonderful thing.

  3. I love it, Linda…it’s perfect. How nice to know that our suffering will be over and we can at last rest in peace…lovely. Thank you for joining in today.

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