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In The Face Of Death
(11/07/1975 / Natonin, Mountain Province, Philippines)

In The Face Of Death

Poem By MELVIN BANGGOLLAY

At one point of my life I have really seen
Death like a white light from the heaven
When I fell down as my breath uneven
And my eyes blinded with black raven
Flying above as I lay on the floor uneven.

I felt that my body is light and lacks power
I felt my history in this world is now over
But as I was lifted up by an unknown power
A hand had pulled me down as I hear a prayer
From those around me, my loving mother.

I felt I was laid in a bed so softly driven
By murmuring sounds of prayer from heaven
Until I heard a voice, wake up dear Melvin
From a woman's voice so sweetly spoken
And when I opened my eyes, smiles awaken.

The doctor said you just need complete rest
You had an anemic blood that needs a test
Then at the back of her I see my dad's face
Smiling at me and I heard him jokingly said
Son, your time has not yet come to rest in peace.

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ur poe takes one to a didderent feel altogether..and the return back is filled with hapiness..nice write
very nice write, first its made me sad, but later made me smile...thanks for sharing.


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