DETERMINEDLY, O Death, you overcome this life’s resistance
To pain, darkness and fear, you call with loud and harsh insistence.
Without some proof of Life Hereafter, humans screech – defiant!
And rising stark, eternal darkness, who would go compliant?
I contemplate if there is life beyond our comprehension;
A form of life that moves along a parallel dimension?
Can these two meet on common grounds of hate or strong affection,
Or do they ever whisper on, evading our detection?
Were Eve and Adam’s Eden’s joy? Are we their vast descendants?
Or were they apes as science claims (with Christians their defendants)?
My questions never can be answered till I walk tomorrow
With Death my Partner, to Life Hereafter, or stark and endless sorrow!