so in the last couple of months some friends of mine family members have died and it has spurred me to write a poem about death. i finally have finished it and thought i would post it here. its strongly influenced by john donne's holy sonnet X. i love john donne's holy sonnets! holy sonnet X is my favorite and always influence's my death poems at least a little bit. so here's the poem i wrote, hope you like it.
The strongest of men fall to thee.
Smart or dumb,
rich or poor,
all are for your taking.
You know no bounds and
have no weaknesses.
I will not fall to thee.
Though some have called thee mighty,
you are nothing but an after thought to me.
your greatest foe
She shelters me with her guiding light.
oh mighty death,
and feel the stinging pains of love.