The rich and poor listen
The rich and the poor listen to the voice of death;
the learned and the unlearned listen;
the proud and the humble listen;
the honest and deceitful listen;
the old and the young listen.
But when death speaks to us, what does it say?
Death does not speak about itself.
It does not say "Fear me".
It does not say, "Wonder at me."
It does not say "Understand me".
But it says to us:
"Think of life;
Think of the privilege of life;
Think how great a thing life may be made."