All This Will End



Translated from the Ancient Greek

Understand this:
I who speak to you from beyond
the grave—
I know things you don’t know.
A hug, a kiss
is what you crave. A human hand
to save
and rescue you.
So reach out, cry, let the tears flow!

All this will end.
It will not be like this next year.
The dead
don’t weep. And this I say
to fix and mend
your broken heart: every tear
you shed
will make you new
and wash your ancient stains away.

Lasha Darkmoon

Dr Lasha Darkmoon (b.1978) is an Anglo-American ex-academic with higher degrees in Classics whose political articles and poems have been translated into several languages. Most of her political essays can be found at The Occidental Observer and The TruthSeeker. Her own website,, is now within the top 1 percent of websites in the world according to the Alexa ranking system.

6 thoughts to “All This Will End”

  1. Oh sure. But the reality is that we all want a bit of peace and, dare I say the word, happiness, here in this material world.

    So we should be grateful for a lifetime of tears, because we’re being “made new”. Right. Well, I know folks who can’t stop crying. They are not made new. And even in some versions of the afterlife, they will be crying there as well – for 300 lifetimes, after which they finally unite with The One. Some of us have had inklings of this halcyon state, but we don’t want to do the 300 lifetimes for the real thing.

  2. A moving translation from the Ancient Greek. Obviously a fragment. I don’t think the previous commenter could have heard of “the gift of tears” or that crying is seriously recommended by psychotherapists as a form of catharsis. I’ve never felt better than after a god cry. It works wonders. 🙂

    “Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.” (Shelley).
    “By the waters of Babylon we sat down and wept.” (Psalm 137)

    I don’t think Mary Poppins, canned laughter, and smiley faces should be made compulsory. 🙂

  3. Funny you should say that. The music I like best is sad music. The more heart-rending it is, the more I love it. Same with poetry. This is because sorrow is a better source of artistic inspiration than happiness. Nietzsche was right when he wrote in Thus Spake Zarathustra: “It’s pain that makes hens and poets cackle.”

  4. Here’s something I wrote on tears here a while back:

    and also on “Our End… and Then?”

    Not that I’m trying to promote myself or anything, just thought I’d share something kind of similar, only different.

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