Is death the end of life?
Or, is there some more to experience
After the numbered days are quit?
To learn, finally, of your own mortality,
Is not morbid thinking, because
We all must face it some time.
To dwell on the why and wherefore
May make it easier at the end
To go without being afraid,
Because, to be frank, it makes
No difference whether you are taken with fear,
For you will finally be taken, whether
In fear or in blessed relief.
Then you may surely know the answers.