by, Dec 29th 2008 at 07:20 PM (683 Views)
There is a touching, ancient fable
Of mute swans who are unable
To make a sound throughout their lives;
Then, at last, as death arrives -
A melody; a haunting cry;
A farewell song; a final sigh.
What a glorious way to die;
to enter the sweet by and by -
Instead of struggling, holding on
They fill their last moments with song;
Giving their all; their very best
Before they finally find rest.
Although this tale is hardly true
A lesson's here for me and you:
Death isn't something we need fear,
but should embrace when it draws near -
Let's pray that when our time has come
We'll sing our swan songs to God's Son.
© 2008 by Belinda van Rensburg