Elapsing, Eclipsing, Evolving
This is what I consider a Poetry Challenge/Announcement kind of request.
There are so many talented writers here that express their "spirituality" is so many ways....I know there are a lot of beautiful souls out there
And though a lot of you don't know me well, I would be very thankful for your contribution in this challenge.
My significant other has just been given a diagnosis yesterday. It is extremely serious and he is extremely scared.
He does not believe in life after death, he believes this life is all there is and when you die "nothing" happens, you cease to exist.
He has had a very rough sad life, no hope for his future and no faith in himself. He is lost.
When someone may die long long before they thought they might, what do you say to ease their pain?
Keeping in mind that prayers and wishes mean nothing to this person.
I believe having no hope at all for life or death is the saddest form of existence.
I know you passionate poets have the skill, the inspiration, and the heart to reach out to "lost" ones.
Please write a poem/quote/comment for this lost one, so that his path might seem a little bit more worthwhile to walk.
I donít want him to live his remaining days thinking his existence is so "limited"
So, the challenge is: Write a poem from the point of view that everything ceases to exist once a person has died (no heaven, nothing) and in writing this, prove to the listener why his life is worth fighting for and why it was worth living all along.
Iím thanking you in advance for reading this post and allowing me to grieve openly for ~him~
~*~ Dawn (muted)