Weather you walk your path in total darkness or blazing light you are equally blind. But blend the two into balanced portions and your path becomes much clearer.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Great Equalizer

We are not born equal

Life is not fair

Or just

In only one way are we all equal

In only one moment

Does the greatest and strongest of kings

Stand next to the most insignificant and weakest of beggars

As an equal in every way

And that is the moment in which I always see you

And will always love you

And will always be there to hold your hand

That is the moment of your death

The only moment we are ever truly ourselves


The ancients adored Anubis over the entirety of the land of eqypt for the complete history of ancient egypt. Archeologist can't find a time when he wasn't adored, he literally goes back far before recorded history. Why is this so, it's not because he is cute, or powerful. But because he gives us eternal life, only in the moment we lay dying and our eternal friend smiles down at us and takes our hand are we ever equal.


  1. Interesting outlook. I agree we are not born equal but so much I don't agree with. Like only knowing oneself at death. There are so many variables with this idea I could on and on. Instead, I simply state I don't agree. good write, though?
    we are in the same group on united Poetry My not working right. I am strictly going through

  2. Thank you, I'm happy when others disagree with me, it gives me a different perspective. An opportunity to learn something new and different. So please feel free to voice your opinion, I can't promise to agree but I can promise I will listen and think about your words.

    These were supposed to be the words of Anubis (I occasionally write poems inspired by him), so it's not surprising that they don't sit well with all.

  3. Good writing! I enjoyed this look at inequality of life with the one great equalizing force - death.

  4. Very different and unique writing!
    That is the moment of your death
    The only moment we are ever truly ourselves

    I feel it could be put it in this way....
    That is the moment of "our" death
    The only moment we are ever truly ourselves

  5. I am so happy you are now with us at Poets United. I really look forward to reading more of your work and walking with you through some of your journey. I love the name of your blog, by the way - beauty in the darkness - just keep looking for the light - your sister's smile shone such a radiance over all who saw it - and still does, in the beautiful video you posted of her.

  6. Nice piece of writing.

    Welcome to the Poets United community. :-)

  7. Judy: Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed it. I don't see death as the end but more as a transformation into something else. It's one of the defining concepts in most of my writings.

    Umamaheswari: Thank you as well, calling my writings unique is more of a compliment than you might know. And yes it would have worked that way as well.

    Sherry: I'm happy to be a part of this group as well. The title for my blog just seemed very appropriate, I try hard to see the good and the bad, the light and the darkness. They are all a part of us and to ignore one is to do a great disservice to yourself.

    Paul: Thank you I'm enjoying this community.