control is an illusion
decisions are frauds
no one chooses anything
cemeteries aren’t alphabetised

we choose when to marry
when to have children
when to buy a house
but cemeteries aren’t alphabetised

we decide where to go
when to go there
who to be with
but cemeteries aren’t alphabetised

we work hard in our lives
to accomplish what we choose
but cemeteries aren’t alphabetised

we run to events
to joys
to pleasure
but cemeteries aren’t alphabetised

we pretend to know what’s going on
we pretend to direct the path of our life
but cemeteries aren’t alphabetised

as much as we control
as much as we direct
as much as we dictate
as much as we reign over
we do not have an ounce of power over
the one thing that matters most
because cemeteries aren’t alphabetised

One thought on “Death & Power: A Poem

  1. Praise God, He is the Alpha and Omega…
    the beginning and the end…
    He knows you name….
    You are right!
    Cemeteries are not alphabetized!
    No need
    I Thes. 4:16-18

    …16For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a loud command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will be the first to rise. 17After that, we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will always be with the Lord. 18Therefore encourage one another with these words.…

    Levi, keep on thinking, writing, Keep those wheels turning,

    Psalm 139:14
    14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.


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