Escaping from the Inevitable: Death

I chose this picture because of the lines. I love how you can see the curve of the ribcage and that it is partially hidden by the girl showing the two sides of a person.:

“Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.

Once in a while, I love to take a break from the harshness of life, spoil myself and watch the world still from afar. I enjoy every moment that comes along, and play safe without missing out on the goodies of life. You know why? Because life is too short too stay on hold waiting for tomorrow.

I watched a video, not quite long , in which lots of people, both old and young were involved in a fatal accident, and then I began thinking; what purpose does death serve? How essential is the value of life? Is there anything called tomorrow/ future, how true is life after death?

Unfortunately, I have no answers to any of the above questions. If you do, please kindly share in the comment section. The only thing I have got to say is, I am skeptical about the the word “Future or tomorrow”. Often times, the future is always now. It’s either you do it now, or never. We say to ourselves, when I get to a certain age, I would start this and this, and when we are finally there, life would seem like it didn’t move an inch, and even if it did, something likely gets along the way; the horror of life is death.

Death is a killer of unaccomplished dreams; the one people hope to realize; but what then is the reward for living, and sweating/toiling for tomorrow if  the reward is nothing but a short life, unaccomplished dream, tough life  or a life worthy of not being lived?  Why then do one need to work for tomorrow, when that tomorrow is undefined, unclear, and bleak?

Silent whispers for you today-Lord, let my life be an accomplishment. and breath forth a life worthy of being lived into me.

Thank you for reading. Feel free to leave a comment. I always reply!

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9 Comments Add yours

  1. Kavita Chavda says:

    Wonderfully written!
    I loved the image! Totally syncs with the post.

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      1. Kavita Chavda says:

        Welcome 🙂

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  2. I once wrote in a poem:the reward for living is living.Answers to your questions would tarry across religious convictions, but I believe there’s life after death.About the fleeting experience and fragility of life,I have started living in one-day compartments since I broke earlier this year and that has meant finishing poems the same day the idea pops and wrapping up all creative endeavours immediately.Guess my depression paid off in that regard. I see your effort dear

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    1. Oluwanifemi says:

      Scholar!…there are always fragment of something learnt in every setback.

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      1. You can say that again.Though I feel I am overcompensating

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  3. Pribodunke says:

    Well life is essential and I strongly believe our purpose here on earth is to make a difference. When I die what will I be remembered for? How many lives did I make an impact in? Have I just come for fun? These are the thoughts that come to me every now and then. But as for me I’ve decided to live life as it’s the last. I believe in life after death, I mean the Bible says Christ is seated in heavenly places so no doubt that is where I am as well. And there’s a future definitely. Gods plan for me is to give me a FUTURE and an expected end. Jer 29:11


  4. i like to think that death makes life worth living. I also did a post on death on my blog. I enjoyed reading this.

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