Death Comes Without Warning
Death comes without warning; it steals your life away.
It takes away your loved ones, and the lights of your day.
Death comes silently; it stabs you in the back,
It reaches round behind you, then comes in for the attack
Death comes slowly; it reaches for your throat
It overwhelms you; it chokes you, before you’ve had time to put on your coat.
Death comes quickly, it comes in a flash
One minute you’re sat by the pool, then there’s a splash
And the body that’s floating there-
-well, that’s your body, the one that once cut such a dash.
Death comes with trickery; it plays a sort of game,
Just when you think you’ve beaten it, you’re out of the frame
Death comes with mockery, it laughs in your face
But brave men and cowards alike -carry on the chase.
Death comes running, it’s running after you
So you go running too, sometimes fast sometimes slow,
You bend and turn and feint and hide
You do everything you know,
That’s when death gets you too. .