Death’s been Trumped.

To die is something we were brought up to fear.

It was the inevitable, yet the ‘unbroachable’.

I do not fear death.

It has no power over me.

I used to imagine horrible scenarios

How would death happen?

Rapture movies did not help

I didn’t want to be tortured to death

I developed a fear of death.

I didn’t want to die, not because it would end my wonderful life here

But because I wasn’t sure what would befall me thereafter.

Refusing to think about it doesn’t help

Active preparation does.

There were people who weren’t scared

I couldn’t believe it.

How were they so confident?


Death is a leveler, someone once said.

Rich, poor, light-skinned, chocolatey,

Baby, newlywed, aged… It isn’t partial.

What changed?

I did, my beliefs did, my mindset did.

God changed me.

From someone who had a deathly fear of death

I found myself staring down at it.


Not really.

I had to put my faith in something someone bigger than death

He even has the keys to death.

He bled to take away this unhealthy fear


Well, perfect love casts out fear.

The fear couldn’t stay if love would.

I am free. You?


  1. Levi Thetford · Feb 3, 2015

    You weren’t kidding Demi. This is a very nice post and full of truth. I’m so happy that God has given you His peace, my Dear Girl. Blessings!!!!😀

    • demilhadey · Feb 3, 2015

      Thank you, Levi, for taking time out to read this. I’m happy He has too.

  2. Elouise · Feb 4, 2015

    This is a beautiful poem and statement about you and your faith. I don’t like the thought of death. However, my life is in God’s hands, not mine. This comforts me, because I know that those I love are also in God’s hands.

    • demilhadey · Feb 4, 2015

      Awww. Thank you Elouise. Thank you. God bless you. 😀

  3. olakunmi · Feb 7, 2015

    I overcame the fear of death through understanding The love of God
    He took away the keys of hell and eath 2000 years ago therefore death has no power of me.
    I’m not afraid of death anymore

    Nice post Demilade!

  4. tomiabe · Mar 6, 2015

    This is very nice!

  5. Adedolapo's blog · Mar 9, 2015

    From someone who had a deathly fear of death,WOW!!! Nice. I am free too .

    • demilhadey · Mar 10, 2015

      😀 Most people have this fear too, but they just dont think about it. Defense mechanism, maybe.

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    Reblogged this on The Tope Orire's Thoughts….

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