Praise Be

Life and death depend,
each upon the other.

If earth was not enriched
with what is now gone,
there’d be no fuel
for us to live on.

There’d be no you or me,
or a baby makes three.

So,
celebrate coming AND gone.
Stop fearing the one thing
that enables life to go on.

Death provides green peas,
baby food and apple trees.
It gets us pollen for bees.

Death is not an ultimate ending,
but fuels every new beginning.

As the wisdom of those that pass
can enhance life for you and me,
life and death praised together,
may be a seed to set us free.

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