Darlene Walsh

Gold Star - 5,891 Points (1994 / Philadelphia)

I Am Death - Poem by Darlene Walsh

I work in silence
I work with great noise
I cause many tears
I relieve all suffering

I am dreaded by most
I am sought by some
I often creep up slowly
No one escapes me

My work is constant
I have no holidays
War is not my friend
It makes me work too hard

I spend long weeks with some
Or even months or years
Others are instants never seen
Like a candle snuffed in a breeze

I break many hearts
I pass on great riches
Poverty often beckons
Some beg for my visit

For some whom I visit
Comes peace everlasting?
For others eternal damnation?
I know not for I have never died

I am Death

Topic(s) of this poem: death


Poet's Notes about The Poem

No story, Death speaks for itself!

Comments about I Am Death by Darlene Walsh

  • Wes Vogler Wes Vogler (11/16/2015 5:58:00 PM)

    The day may come when I seek you but right now I am very unhappy about some of the friends you have gathered.
    Darlene has given me this chance to speak to you. If you are making these choices, then shame upon you.
    Think before you strike you wretched thing. ...... Thanks, luv Old Dad (Report) Reply

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  • Bri Edwards Bri Edwards (10/13/2015 11:58:00 PM)

    favorite lines so far:

    “Others are instants never seen
    Like a candle snuffed in a breeze” …………….really NOT nice, but in a nice way…. if ya know what I mean.

    MORE favorites:


    “I know not for I have never died

    I am Death” ……………….. of course I like/’love’ them all; the poem lines I mean.

    the part about Death working too hard sometimes, sounds familiar. have I already read this? let me see.
    well, it looks like I did NOT, but some of my friends and Showcase contributors have! :) bri

    to MyPoemList for sure! ! !

    hurricane bring N.C. landscapers any special business? (Report) Reply

  • Dr.tony Brahmin Dr.tony Brahmin (8/30/2015 8:30:00 AM)

    For some whom I visit
    Comes peace everlasting?
    For others eternal damnation?
    I know not for I have never died. o wonderful way of describing death. it touched me. how true! how true!
    soooo nice thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Mj Lemon (8/26/2015 9:30:00 AM)

    This is a great poem...And such a wonderful irony...Death cannot relate to his own work....So human, human indeed. (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (4/21/2015 4:29:00 PM)

    Enjoyed this poem so much I had to come back and read it again. But did you know that death can disguise itself as a butterfly? Please read my poem BUTTERFLY OF DEATH. (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (1/10/2015 8:23:00 AM)

    Great poem. A ten from me! (Report) Reply

  • Col Muhamad Khalid Khan Col Muhamad Khalid Khan (12/23/2014 8:12:00 AM)

    I break many hearts
    I pass on great riches
    Poverty often beckons
    Some beg for my visit
    A heartfelt poem where ultimate solace seems to be death.Well expressed. Well done
    Col Muhammad Khalid Khan (Report) Reply

  • John Westlake John Westlake (12/15/2014 11:00:00 PM)

    The speaker who calls themselves Death is accurate enough. No boasting, just straight honest as to how it is. Some would call him an old friend, others fear his coming. Thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George Valsa George (12/14/2014 7:46:00 AM)

    The Personified Death seems to stand before us giving a self introduction! Without exaggeration or hyperbole, you have presented Death in a very realistic manner! Simple but sweet poem! Enjoyed! (Report) Reply

  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (12/8/2014 12:25:00 AM)

    I am death... nice dreaded line

    i provide relief
    who has full faith
    in my action
    as i perform with His direction (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga Rajnish Manga (12/6/2014 12:06:00 PM)

    I am so pleased to read this poem. Death is a great healer and a savior, thus, it is a man's true friend and not an enemy. (Report) Reply

    Darlene Walsh Darlene Walsh (12/6/2014 7:44:00 PM)

    Thank you for your comment. Death is an old friend of mine who I hope to not meet for many years.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 6, 2014



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