Father Death

Father...

Where are you?
Where have you gone?

Death was just a story until you left.
Now it looks straight at me,
Beckoning
With a loving, lonely embrace.

Father...
You are no longer here
No longer are you the veil
That protects me from the fear.
For it was you
who distanced me from Death's cold breath.

And now that you are gone
Death stares at me
with empty socket eyes.

Past Death's door I now march.
And in my stride thru the Hallways of this Time,
I can see the Dark
just beyond the edge of Light.

Father Death comes
to reveal...
the other side of Life.