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poetry by j matthew waters

looking in through revolving door


back of my hands are cold
I shiver at the thought of death
creeping on me invisibly
he dares not show his face
knowing I won’t go easily

temptation placed on hold
insulated from princely wrath
replaced by deceit and trickery
dancing in sweet embrace
revolving throughout eternity



october two thousand seventeen
copyright j matthew waters
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5 thoughts on “looking in through revolving door

  1. Hi Matthew! As far as I know, if we’ve lived a reasonable and moral life, then we will go to the Heaven that we believe in – that is, the Christians will go to Christ, the Buddhists to Lord Buddha and so on. That will be a welcome rest from the trials of the world that we find ourselves in at the moment. I was involved in a car accident some 20 years back now, and died for a while on the operating table. I had an experience which changed my views on the Divine forever. It was a good one, and I can only say, don’t be afraid of death anybody – it is just like changing your clothes and going out into the beautiful countryside. Instead, try to improve your life in the here and now. It’s so difficult to get a human life – look at the countless creatures in the natural world – billions and billions of them. How few humans there really are, we have earned this via our Evolution, so use your life to the best of your ability and try not to get trodden down into the society we have created – for better or worse. ❤

    • thank you for commenting on my poem, friend. your experience is remarkable as is your outlook on life.

      • Thank you, Matthew. Poets matter to the world, at one time they had patronage from the government like other artists have received in the past, and I suppose there is still the Poet Laureate tradition that we have in the UK. So I will always support the poets because they can put into words our undefined feelings and emotions, give them life and meaning.

  2. And I would quote Dylan Thomas:

    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

  3. Excellent reference. Thank you.

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