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death shall then prevail

the hand of death
shall come to all
taste pure the end
the sweet release
the nectar kiss
then nothingness
death shall then prevail

the fear so real
that blood run cold
dry skin brittles
the bones now dust
the flesh be eaten
a haunting scale
death shall then prevail

such grief be known
the scent of pine
upon the air
the misty grey
the sodden cloth
the guilty tears
death shall then prevail

a simple end
the freshened dirt
that welcome all
for body lies
in still decay
accept its way
death shall then prevail 
         
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clifton redmond More than 1 year ago
a blunt but hopeful piece
Divya Nishant Ranote More than 1 year ago
nice piece
Poetry.com 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Carmen Guzman Zamorano More than 1 year ago
I must say I got chills reading this.
clifton redmond More than 1 year ago
thank yo carmen
Khalil Goddard More than 1 year ago
Incredibly sharp imagery. Well done yet again Clifton.
clifton redmond More than 1 year ago
thank you khalil
Stephen Gorman More than 1 year ago
a good solid read
clifton redmond More than 1 year ago
thank you stephen
Divya Nishant Ranote More than 1 year ago
and yet beautiful
clifton redmond More than 1 year ago
thank you divya
Randy Nii More than 1 year ago
beyond the mortal shell, is there anything else;;;I had a total visualization of graveside services...the poem was the reading over the internment process.
clifton redmond More than 1 year ago
thank you randy this is how i was trying to set the tone
Randy Nii More than 1 year ago
and this is why i lean toward being cremated,,,love the repost Pal
Dema Al-Obaidy More than 1 year ago
In death all humans are equal.
clifton redmond More than 1 year ago
exactly my friend very true
Ashok Babu More than 1 year ago
dark side written with lot of light....amazing work Clif pls visit http://poetry.com/poems/545213-Siren-Diamante-
clifton redmond More than 1 year ago
thank you ashok
Ester Grace. More than 1 year ago
Brilliant piece of work!
Asim Nehal More than 1 year ago
Ultimate Poem. Love it.
clifton redmond More than 1 year ago
thank you very much asim
Joey Jones More than 1 year ago
I like it especially the fast flow of the first stanza. Very descriptive and real.
clifton redmond More than 1 year ago
thank you joey
Joanna Lawlor Redmond More than 1 year ago
but depressing, hut still good
clifton redmond More than 1 year ago
t5hank you jojo
Jyrone Denny More than 1 year ago
We must be on the same page; I just wrote a haiku about death. Another brilliant poem, my friend.
clifton redmond More than 1 year ago
thank you jyronne my friend
ARUN MAZUMDER 9 months ago
fine
Garth Masquiren More than 1 year ago
Great job, well written.
clifton redmond More than 1 year ago
thank you garth
Simon Elliott More than 1 year ago
Its getting cloer.
The Critic More than 1 year ago
Clifton just keeps getting better and better with his freehand work. He still produces his hard rhymes, and I suppose I will never be able to break him of that, no matter how hard I try! Each time I visit, I find gems like this one and it makes me proud. Clifton Redmond is a poet in the greatest sense of the word.
sara irizarry More than 1 year ago
inevitable. twisted dark piece well done. your wording is always flawless
clifton redmond More than 1 year ago
thank you very much sara
Kathryn Alley More than 1 year ago
You take me to Dark Places. I feel the fear, the cold and at Last the Finality of Fate. You Brought me home with "the misty grey the sodden cloth the guilty tears death shall then prevail " Beautiful Haunting and truly you Clifton Hugs to an Amazing Poet - Kat
clifton redmond More than 1 year ago
thank you very much kat
Migdalia Burgoin More than 1 year ago
Somehow you make death feel more natural and something that should be accepted because it will happen to us all. Even though you use some words that showcase the dark side of death, you balance it with a lot of words that brighten death. I found this very interesting and really creative. I love your writing.
clifton redmond More than 1 year ago
thank you dalia that was actually my aim and to do so i think to be blunt but make it natural
Joyce Anthappen More than 1 year ago
Fine
Jacob Tyler More than 1 year ago
you are talented
clifton redmond More than 1 year ago
thank you jacob
Tom Kennedy More than 1 year ago
Your indeed a Naturalist Poet, Clifton............Give a hug from me for the little one. Your Irish Cousin from America, Tom Kennedy
clifton redmond More than 1 year ago
thank you most kindly tom , indeed i will my friend
Farida Amin More than 1 year ago
Well written master piece
clifton redmond More than 1 year ago
thank you farida
Gabriel Mican More than 1 year ago
I agree with Jyrome. well done, love it
clifton redmond More than 1 year ago
thanks gabriel glad you do my friend
Danielle DeAngelo More than 1 year ago
Wow!
clifton redmond More than 1 year ago
yhank you danielle
Mariana Clament More than 1 year ago
its very cold and scary, i like it :)
clifton redmond More than 1 year ago
thank you mariana
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