Death is a friend

I am not afraid of death,

nor is she the great enemy,

or the scourge of humankind;

no, death is no such thing, for

she points to life and all 

that it is and all that it can be—

death is a friend that defines 

our part in this eternal play 

that rolls on and on, and gives

us this stage on which to live

our scene and play our part

whatever that may be—love 

the scene, embrace your part,

and be whatever you can be,

for the scene will end and 

the part will fall to silence and 

death will have her epic final cry.