Robin Amy Bass

WHAT IS DEATH?

IWVPA Club Recognition of Outstanding Non-War Related Writing: April 5, 2007
Awarded: April 5, 2007
What is death? I am not sure
I only know there is no cure
For loss and losing a best friend
I think at times to just pretend

That she is only fast asleep
To think her dead – I start to weep
I want to say – it’s almost spring
I’m waiting for her voice to sing

“Can we go out and grab a bite
This afternoon, if not tonight?”
Remember when I learned to drive
Remember, you were so alive?

What is death – don’t want to know
I never thought you’d up and go
Before I did – and leave me here
And empty heart – It’s so unclear

This anger that I can’t explain
You were the one to ease my pain
Let down my guard – and make a friend
I never thought there’d be an end

It’s just transition – you would say
Pure energy – not gone away
It’s just shift of consciousness
There will be more – there is no less

Of what we shared – it’s still the same
I’ve just moved on to stake my claim
So just remember all the good
You know I’d show you if I could

What is death? I guess I know
It’s time for me to let you go.
And thank the Universe we met
You were my friend – I won’t forget