When It Comes
By Todd F. Cope
Some of us see what lies ahead,
And prepare in every way
For the final leg of this journey
That we know will end some day.
Others may have clouded vision,
Or simply choose not to see
What awaits at the end of the road
Where life meets eternity.
But no matter which one we are;
Ready or shocked when it comes–
The sting of death and the void it leaves
Feels the same for everyone.