From Birth to Death

We age
and for each of us
at some point
we realize the truth
of our mortality

and at that point in time
it becomes so crystal clear
that life will end
and death will win

at first we struggle
against all odds
as if healthier habits
would chase the truth away

but the truth will out
until we cannot help
but face the fear
of the unknown

it lurks in deepest shadow
the mystery behind all fear

we spend our hard-earned money
seeking doctors out
to quell the fear
and tell us all is well

but of course they can't really know
because each of us
from the moment of our birth
has been part of a process
of constant change
that leads us to our death

Will this death be the one?
the final and irrevocable one
or will it once again
lead to a rebirth in time?

? Michaelette ?

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