Death, may I come in?

Death, may I come in?
"No, definitely not!
You are a shameless liar;
You are a worthless coward,
An impossible creature!

"Hundreds of times
You have begged me
To allow you
To enter into my lifeless Hall,
And I have given you
My immediate permission.
Yet you have invited fear
To capture your heart.

"No more opportunity
Shall be given to you.
With you I shall not share
My nectar-pleasure
And my silence-treasure,
Sri Chinmoy, The silence of death, Aum Press, Puerto Rico, 1973