O, Death

Finally I can see some light at the end of the tunnel. There were times during this horror movie, this living horror and torture movie, that I thought I was not going to make it out of this hospital alive. Only now, as I see my doctors making preparations for home care, do I allow myself to believe that I have survived. Oh, Death. You have come too close this time. July 2018 will forever stand out in my memory as the month of a living nightmare. Only now, 7/17, do I allow myself to believe that there is an actual end to it.

O Death lyrics – Ralph Stanley

O, Death
O, Death
Won’t you spare me over til another year
Well what is this that I can’t see
With ice cold hands takin’ hold of me
Well I am death, none can excel
I’ll open the door to heaven or hell
Whoa, death someone would pray
Could you wait to call me another day
The children prayed, the preacher preached
Time and mercy is out of your reach
I’ll fix your feet til you cant walk
I’ll lock your jaw til you cant talk
I’ll close your eyes so you can’t see
This very hour, come and go with me
I’m death I come to take the soul
Leave the body and leave it cold
To draw up the flesh off of the frame
Dirt and worm both have a claim
O, Death
O, Death
Won’t you spare me over til another year
My mother came to my bed
Placed a cold towel upon my head
My head is warm my feet are cold
Death is a-movin upon my soul
Oh, death how you’re treatin’ me
You’ve close my eyes so I can’t see
Well you’re hurtin’ my body
You make me cold
You run my life right outta my soul
Oh death please consider my age
Please don’t take me at this stage
My wealth is all at your command
If you will move your icy hand
Oh the young, the rich or poor
Hunger like me you know
No wealth, no ruin, no silver no gold
Nothing satisfies me but your soul
O, death
O, death
Wont you spare me over til another year
Wont you spare me over til another year
Wont you spare me over til another year
I know that most folks that come this close to Death do not escape its grasp. I am, in spite of all the pain, a very fortunate man. It bends the mind to think of it that way. Fortune in the midst of pain misfortune and horror.

One comment

  1. I am a man of constant sorrow,

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