I keep reading this one, Fred. 🙂
I like the questions you ask in conversation with “Death”. They are the questions I believe all of us ask at one point or another in our lives. I think it is why I keep coming back to this one. (aside from the fact that it is a great poem!)
“I asked him why we struggle
When life should be so sweet
And wondered why our efforts
So often face defeat”
I have asked this many times in my life. I have also ‘accidently’ found the answer to it, many times.