Death to Life


The awareness,

The sure knowledge,

That you will die,

Constantly there.


Do not allow,

All of these thoughts,

To hold you down,

To turn to fear.


Rather turn them,

To benefit,

As your fuel,

To live fully.




About John White

I've written off and on my entire life. It took years for me to finally take putting words together seriously. Now it's not, nor does it ever feel, like work. Writing daily has become habitual. No day is complete without words having appeared on the page.

Posted on January 20, 2015, in Poetry and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 28 Comments.

  1. Reblogged this on Edwina's Episodes and commented:
    So true…

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  3. Reblogged this on Hitlerskiss Blog and commented:

  4. very nice… to live fully is my only aim in life… 🙂

  5. What a great way to look at it! We must learn to live without fear of dying because that fear in itself is death. Great read!

  6. Gunslinger Poet

    a truly peaceful read from Thich Nhat Hanh….”No Death, No Fear”

  7. not much i can say about that John 🙂

  8. This is beautiful! Thank you for your poetry.

  9. Nice. Everything that matters is tied, one way or another, to death.

  10. thoughtful and straight to the point, yet subtle, Blunt, sincere, and hopeful. I didn’t like it. I LOVED IT, GOOD JOB

  11. Your poetry is so amazing and by reading your work, I can see how talented you are. I think this poem specifically speaks out the everyone.

  12. This really resonates with me…if we ignore death, we can’t truly live. And thanks for the follow!

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