There is No Death


I recently carried out a funeral for a dear friend. She was powerfully spiritual, and although she had complete confidence in life after death, at the start of her funeral I had a moment of great sadness, knowing that her spiritual presence would no longer be visible in this dimension.

During the service – very aware of her spiritual power – I felt the need to point out that there is no death, and I said this, with the accompanying phrase – energy cannot be destroyed. I know this because it comes from the first law of thermodynamics, which states that energy cannot be created or destroyed, only altered in its form.

Since carrying out that funeral, the phrase “There is no death – energy cannot be destroyed” has been wandering through my mind, like some kind of super-silly-stuck-song, but more peaceful. And so I came to write this reading, poem or whatever you like to call it, and of course dedicate it to my late friend – Rev Debbie Gaston.

There is No Death

There is no death
Energy cannot be destroyed

There is poetry, music, love
But no death

The spirit arrives
Dancing through humankind

The spirit moves
Departing sleeping bones

Even in great wars
Death is not sovereign

Energy cannot be destroyed

A wave breaks on rocks
Emitting a roar

Its power transformed
From rage to music
The seductive snarl of the sea
But never abolished

There is no death
This I know
For I have no end

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2 Responses to “There is No Death”

  1. Rikki says:

    Beautiful as always dear Ant, so sorry your friend has transformed into sea and sky xx ❤