I know how the title sounds, like death is a bus that passes by and we are at the bus stop waiting for it, like the yellow ones coming to pick school children in the morning
Sadly, this bus doesn’t bring them back in the evening. But yes you heard me right.
Death can wait. It actually waits patiently but no matter how long, it still comes. To some soon, to some later.
Therefore I’m correct to say, we are on borrowed time that can be called ‘in the meantime‘ or ‘as death awaits‘ because it will wait. In the meantime,
Do your assignment.
live life the best way you know
Be on your guard. Sow seeds
Your actions will escort you to that bus stop where your bus awaits.
I hear you can’t beat death, and death comes with such a finality. Its a like a conclusion of a matter but you can beat it in life, the way you live it. Live a life death can’t stop, because in your absence you still live on. The idea is not to live forever, we only have so much time . The idea is to create something that out lives you by investing in accounts whose returns are not material.
But death can wait, for those important things you need to do. Its actually waiting on you..
To be someone’s hero.
To be that person who gives someone a reason to live.
To undo your misdoings, to put yourself in order.
To love, to forgive, to rise.
To achieve those goals and set new ones.
But to also know that your net worth is in lives touched, hearts lifted and memorable moments shared with those who matter amidst busy schedules. Not in cars built and houses bought. Not in career ladders climbed or tittles acquired.
To realize its borrowed time.
That your family should matter so much. Its the only place you won’t be replaced.
That way, if the sweet chariot comes swinging low, announced or silently, with a notice or abruptly , we know we are sojourners who chose to live full lives.
And death shall have no dominion, because there’s life after it. And because by our actions, we have chosen to live lives death can’t stop.
A tribute to our fallen heroes, to those who lived lives that even death hasn’t been able to stop.
Reflections on death.
4th July 2019
This was a lovely piece. It reminds us to cherish the moments we share with loved ones 🙂
True Olisa cherish moments love and live. Thanks a lot for visiting. Keep checking.. There’s is still more
True, as death awaits theres so much to do before then
Yes there’s so much to do. Thanks a lot for visiting. Keep checking there’s a lot more
Indeed we live on borrowed time
Such a sobering piece….Totally love it…
You are welcome Charlton and thanks a lot for visiting.
Very nice peace. I wish we will not only remember death exists when a close person dies… But we shall be reminded daily to live with eternity in mind
True carol living daily with the end in mind. And thanks a lot for visiting. Keep looking out there’s a lot more
Living the “meantime”. Nice read
Thanks Edwin for visiting. Keep checking.. There’s still more
I wish we would wake up everyday pondering how close we are to the grave….and live with not only tommorrow in mind but eternity.
Nice read with reality in it