When I Think of Death – Maya Angelou

When I think of death, and of late the idea has come with alarming frequency,

I seem at peace with the idea that a day will dawn when I no longer be among those living in this valley of strange humors.

 I can accept the idea of my own demise, but I am unable to accept the death of anyone else. 

I find it impossible to let a friend or relative go into that country to no return. 

Disbelief becomes my close companion, and anger follows in its wake.

 I answer the heroic question ‘Death, where is thy sting?’ with ‘It is here in my heart and mind and memories.’ 

~ Maya Angelou, When I Think of Death

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