Never Far Away.

I am always here, travelling the world,

Unseen, unknown but never far away.

I see it all; I am here just in case.

There are times when I am so busy,

But my speed is infinite,

So I am never late!

You all know me, but wish you didn’t.

I strike fear and sorrow into all;

And you wish I wasn’t here.

But here I am, hovering; waiting

For you, for everybody!

I have always been here,

Since time began, never changing;

Just waiting for you to come to me;

As you will in time!


DEATH, where is your sting?

I am right behind you!


  • orchidee

    A fine write Gold.
    Meanwhile - 'He's behind you!' as in panto. 'Who is behind us?' Me, singing of course! heehee.

    • Goldfinch60

      Thank you Orchi.

      • orchidee

        Which is worse - that 'Angel of Death' in the pic, or me singing?!

      • Michael Edwards

        One of your best Andy - I love this piece.

        • Goldfinch60

          So kind Michael, thank you very much.

        • Laura🌻

          I just read your poem from yesterday. A fine write and you are so right! We’re on a journey that will take us into eternity! I admire your optimism! There’s nothing to be afraid of! As my dad would always say, “I’m here! Whenever you’re ready, I’m ready! I’m waiting and well prepared!” He died peacefully!


          • Goldfinch60

            Thank you Laura, your Dad sounds like a fine man.

            • Laura🌻

              He was! We referred
              to him as...
              un Uomo D’ORO...
              a Man of GOLD!

            • Accidental Poet

              A excellent write Andy. But I think death has got it all wrong. God awaits us all.

              • Goldfinch60

                Very true, that is what my other poem said, Our Spirit NEVER dies.

                • Accidental Poet

                  Amen to that!

                • Lorna

                  Really good Goldfinch..... I've always been aware of death..... some people I know absolutely never think of it and that flabbergasts me..........Love "so I am never late"....... he's good at his job!

                  • Goldfinch60

                    Thank you Lorna, I know that My Spirit will never die so the death of the earthly life never worries me.

                  • FineB

                    Thank you Goldfinch60.

                    Super poem.

                    Keep writing

                  • BRIAN & ANGELA

                    MERCI ANDY ~ L'Angel du Mort est tousjours pret ! But just as there is a "time to be born" (1983 in my case !) there is also a "time to die !" My time has not yet come because I have written tomorrows POEM "HAEMOGLOBIN" but one day come it will ! However by "The Grace of GOD" I am spiritually ready for when it comes ! Yours BRIAN Love your header "Not drowning but waving !" B.

                    • Goldfinch60

                      Dying is a myth as I know My Spirit will never die.

                    • kitcat

                      I love the pic and your poem brilliant so very true, your poem says it all you can not get away from him
                      Superb writing I love the grim reaper, well sort of 🙂

                      • Goldfinch60

                        Thank you kitcat, the grim reaper may take my body but he will not take my, or your, Spirit which goes on towards infinity.

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