ON MY LAST DAY

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Written by Stefan Bohdan
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ON MY LAST DAY

 

The angel of death

patiently awaits

for my last breath

patiently awaits

on his pale horse

to drag me down

into the mystery

of darkness

into the unseen world

of hellfire

whose fuel is 

unbelievers

the mouth of Satan

I fall into

jinn and firebirds and scythe

and the inhabitants of fire

attack my God-fearing soul

attack the prayers behind my eyes

attack the scriptures in my heart

behind this curtain of fire

my day of doom

a sign to the infidel

a sign to the hypocrite

oblivion cometh

in a blink of the eye

we are dust and bones

in this place

remote of God

I pray

my soul light will divide 

me from the sea of darkness

in this place

remote of God

I pray

the fire shall not touch me

and I will take the form of

Resurrection

O Merciful One

defend me 

on my last day

the angel of death

patiently awaits

for my last breath

 

© Stefan Bohdan, Orlando - United States

 

 

Stefan Bohdan lives in Orlando, Florida with his wife Margaret. He is retired from the 
architectural/engineering/construction world. He now spends his time writing poems 
and novels. His poems have been published in multiple books, anthologies, journals, 
Ezines and translated into Persian, Arabic, Urdu, Nepali, Estonian and old Japanese.