The Other Side
What awaits on the other side
After death takes one's breath away
Billions have taken that last ride
Yet what awaits no one can say
A belief is just a belief
It may provide some with solace
And give a measure of relief
But it's not a proof in this case
All persons will know the answer
When death comes knocking on their door
That's all that can be said thus far
And how it may be evermore
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Posted: Jan 17
About this poem:“Strange, is it not? that of the myriads who
Before us pass'd the door of Darkness through,
Not one returns to tell us of the Road,
Which to discover we must travel too.”
(Omar Khayyam – The Rubaiyat, verse 46)
Omar Khayyam was a Persian mathematician, astronomer, and poet.
He was born on May 18, 1048 and died on December 4, 1131.
The verse of his poem quoted was written more than nine centuries ago. The message of his poem still holds today.
My poem, “The Other Side”, is in line with the quoted verse from Khayyam's poem and is not meant to disparage the religious beliefs of anyone.