The quick surrender, the brave fight

Old men slowly, helplessly
    And peacefully
Enter into the Hall of Death.

Death proudly, deliberately
    And triumphantly
Enters into the Life-chambers
    Of young men.

O Death, I like the quick surrender
    Of the old men,
I love, admire and adore
    The brave fight
    Of the young men.
Sri Chinmoy, The silence of death, Aum Press, Puerto Rico, 1973