If Death comes knocking at your door tonight,
Seducing you that you deserve no pain,
That he is the only one who can make you feel better,
That he is the only one who can take your pain away,0
Laugh at him.

Laugh louder, as much as you can!

Tell him straight to his ugly face,

“You’ve knocked at the wrong door.
I’m not the one you’re looking for,
Because I do not shy away from pain,
Because I eat, sleep, and breathe pain,
Because I never find ‘easy’ as charming or alluring,
Because I’m so much stronger than my pain,
Because my experiences have trained me to be the fighter I am today,
Because I won’t give my life up without a big fight from my end,
Because I find no shame in struggling,
Struggles mirror my capacity to endure and still prevail,
Because my ancestors fought hard for me so I can be alive every single day.”

If Death comes knocking again at your door tonight,
Seducing you that there’s nothing to lose & more to gain,
That his path is the only thing that can make sense,
That his path is the only thing that can stop the compounding depths of your despair,
Laugh at him.

Laugh louder, as much as you can!

Tell him straight to his ugly face,

“You’ve knocked at the wrong door.
I’m not the one you’re looking for,
Because I still want to work on my childhood dream,
Because I still want to marry the human of my dreams,
Because I still want to see my kids grow & have families of their own,
Because I still want to go to places I’ve never been before,
Because I still want to become a better person than I was yesterday,
Because I still want to savor the love of my family, friends & communities,
Because I still want to give back the love I received to everyone I meet,
Because I still fervently believe that God wants me to be here, to simply exist.”

If Death stops knocking at your door tonight,
Slithering his way out of your porch or your garage,
Searching a quick exit from your place,
Shout at him.

Shout louder, as much as you can!

Tell him straight to his ugly face,

“Stop knocking at anyone’s door,
You’ve taken more lives than you could ever grasp & hold.
Leave everyone be in their life’s battlefield.
No one has ever felt defeated by pain.
Don’t you dare underestimate us again.”


“If Death Comes Knocking” by AngelicaEH

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