Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login


Submitted on
November 6, 2006
Image Size
462 KB


211 (who?)
Lord Death by SAB687 Lord Death by SAB687
Thou at gracious, Lord Death,
Who takes a willing soul.
Thou art terrible, Lord Death,
Who reap what we have sown.

I envy you, Lord Death,
Your power and your might.
But I pity you, Lord Death,
For yours is a fearful plight.

I would not take your place, Lord Death,
For yours is a lonely road.
And brave I see thou art, Lord Death,
To walk it all alone.

A kindness I see within you, Lord Death,
And a dreadful kind of calm.
You relieve our suffering, Lord Death,
And to our weary souls bring balm.

But feared thou art, Lord Death,
For you take both young and old,
And terrifying it is, Lord Death,
Awaiting your dreadful hold.

Though I admire you, Lord Death,
For your quite, peaceful power.
I would not take your place Lord Death,
Not for a day, an hour.

The past is past, Lord Death,
And cannot now changed be.
But the future still is mine, Lord Death,
I'll not relinquish it to thee.

Your dreadful shadow falls, Lord Death,
Not on a quivering, fearful soul.
But on a mighty spirit, lord Death,
Far greater then your own.

I stand beneath your shadow, Lord Death,
Yet you stand under mine.
For I have life, Lord Death,
And you have nought but time.

No, Lord Death, I do not fear you,
But pity you instead.
Because, Lord Death, while I stand near you,
I see into your head.

I see the gaping rift of soul,
The dreadful keening silence.
I see within your heart of stone,
where beats a great compassion.

The terrifying emptyness,
Is tearing you apart.
but the love you bear for mankind,
Still beats within your heart.

So know that one among the mortals
Returns the love you bear,
And trust that when you come for her,
She will welcome you with a prayer.

A very beautiful and deep poem by Joshua Swanson

Model - [link]

Sea - [link]

Tombstone - [link]

Crow - [link]

Sky and Candles - [link]
Add a Comment:
theknightofthethorn Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:icondeathplz: < lol what?
cavegool Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
muy hermosa esa imagen es realmente increible
SAB687 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
cavegool Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
ur welcome :)
RavenX13 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
Very beautiful! We need more like it! This is amazing. Don't want wo over do it or anything, but I absolutely love these kinds of pics! The poan was great as well! Faved! Thumbs up, friend!
SAB687 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you
ryan-hancock Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
lord death shall walk the lonely road for eternity
SAB687 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:) Indeed
ryan-hancock Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
SciFiRocker Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
Great work!
Great picture and great poem.
Add a Comment: