Classical Jazz '05



The End

In the end I will be there, like I was for All who came before you, Meeting you with open arms. Do you fear me? Ease your mind my friend, for I Am just the one who is There to walk you Home when this world has come to pass. In the end All will rest as you now rest My companion. Hear the wind and water slumber Earth at last has earned her peace. Rest your weary being, the End has come at last.


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Artist: Matthew Becker
School: North Allegheny

     There is a "hidden" message in this poem. Try finding it before you read. After the poem, read it again. You may find that it means something other than what you originally thought it did ;)


Kayleigh Tony from: North Allegheny - posted: October 31, 2007
I am in your class, and we discovered the hidden message a few weeks ago, but I thought that was very clever. I really liked how you portrayed death as more of a comforting thought than fear. If that makes sense. A lot of people are afraid of death, rather - the end of their life. I liked the sense of comfort and security you brought about in your piece.

Noah Krassenstein from: North Allegheny - posted: November 1, 2007
Not many people could write about death the way you did

Marcie Johnson from: North Allegheny - posted: November 1, 2007
Matt, I was not there for this reading. But I love it, I read it and loved it. Although I don't know the meaning or the "hidden" message behind I know you will tell me :). I'm looking forward to the rest of your poems to come.

Erin Werstuik from: North Allegheny - posted: November 1, 2007
Like I said in class, I thought it was awesome the way you added "I am death I am here" into your poem because I always look for that in poems.  I also like the way you portrayed death as something people shouldn't be scared of because so many people are afraid of dying, but you made it seem like it is a time when a person can rest peacefully for eternity.

Steve Semler from: North Allegheny - posted: November 5, 2007
Even though death is a scary thing for a lot of people, Becker put it into a smoother image than what I was accustomed to.  The poem has a very relaxed feel to it, even though it takes on a risky subject.

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