Death | Teen Ink


March 3, 2021
By Anonymous

I know what it’s like

    To knock on Death’s door.

I’ve done it many a time.

    I know what it’s like to 

step into his house and

be pulled right back.   

I’ve walked through his halls,

    studied his habits,

been close enough to touch his

skeletal, hooded  face and


    I’ve been to Death’s house.

There are two tunnels that 

    lead into the afterlife, 

One, to Heaven,

the other,  

 to Hell.   

    I’ve walked into both.

I know what it’s like 

    to brought back into

the arms of life.

    I haven’t visited Death in

quite awhile now.

    I don’t plan to

for a long time, but

    I know what it’s like 

To knock on Death’s door.

The author's comments:

I used to be suicidal and almost died a few times. I decided to keep living and wanted to write something.

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on Apr. 15 at 1:25 pm
poetofthedeepbluesea GOLD, Nashville, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
"One day you will tell the story of how you've overcome what you're going through now and it will become a part of someone else's survival guide."
- Unknown

I have been there before too and I know how hard it is. This poem is great and I wish you healing in the future. It will eventually get better.