I do not pretend, to know the truth,
Anymore than you…or the sun…or the moon,
Proving nothing short of ignorance otherwise.
What I do know, is that death is inevitable;
Whether life be a second, a minute or decades,
Of this I am certain.
Just as I am certain of my origin;
Beyond progeny…beyond paternity,
My essence existed before that of this earthly vessel,
And will certainly continue beyond it’s worldly demise,
Our human science has assured.
I am, however steeped in uncertainty,
Uncertain of what lay in wait after this finite adventure.
Will I be swallowed by consuming blackness,
Drifting endlessly…disjointedly into nothingness?
Will I be welcomed at Heaven’s pearled gates,
Greeted with open arms into a paradise?
Maybe Hell hath set it’s sights on my mortal soul,
Repaying me for the sinful life I’ve led?
Or will my soul join with others
To live once again,
In the vessel of another of the newly-born?
These all, are questions of faith,
Your faith…my faith,
Questions for which I have no answers.
After a lifetime of curious inquiry,
I hold no greater insight into the afterlife,
Than were so endowed in me at my birth.
~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~
Loved this line “Will I be swallowed by consuming blackness, Drifting endlessly…disjointedly into nothingness?” Really spoke to me. Excellent piece
Thank you so much for the nice comment, I’m glad that you enjoyed it.
Still…no answers? Are we all doomed to question our afterlife…since no one knows for sure. We are all kinda “wingin it”.
Yes, I suppose that we are all destined to “wing it” right to the end. 🙂 Really what choice do we have.
W can call California Psychics.
Sounds like a plan. Maybe they can see what’s in my future ’cause I sure can’t. Wait…I don’t think I want to know, it would take all the fun out of things. I love surprises. 🙂
I have to say, I am too.
I do too. 🙂
Welcome to the club. 🙂
Great poem as always. I know the feeling, but if you’re open to it, you should take a look at some of Rudolf Steiner’s work. For some reason it shed some light on a lot of the darkness for me. Hope you can make it your own.
Thank you for the nice comment. I am absolutely open to looking at this link and will do so. Thank you for sharing it with me. 🙂
I so enjoyed your poem my friend, very genuine, very embracing…you have a great gift! I find myself blessed to be able to read your words!
Thank you very much, that is so nice to hear.
beautiful piece – I have had a lot of ‘dying’ on my mind and I have so many questions, but they will all remain unanswered……. for a long time I hope.
btw – i have a HUG for you –
you are so deserving – enjoy! (the criteria is much easier than the other ones:)
Thank you and thank you for the nomination, I honestly do appreciate it. I so bad and slow at updating these, but I promise to get to it. You are so kind for doing this. 🙂
yeh! you found it!
yes, they do take a awhile – but this one is really quite different. no questions to answer or conjure. pretty cool actually and you really do embody the HUG award.
Now that sounds like my kind of award and I will also post the “Very Inspiring Blogger”. These really are terrific and an honor. Thanks again. 🙂
Such a simple idea, all those questions, no answers, at least no one seems to know for sure, even if they claim to LOL Really enjoyed this. If the CA Psychics do give ya answers, let me know … I might be interested in calling them, but then again, as someone else said, do we REALLY want to know or just be surprised? Keep writing, I’ll keep reading!
Thank you for taking the time to read my poem. I vote for surprise, I guess deep down I really don’t want to know. I’ll let you know how the CA Psychics do. My guess is no better than you or I. 🙂