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This Is It!
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How Can Anyone Believe In God? (Poetry) Why would a loving God allow such pain? [85 words] [Mind]
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I Have Chosen You (Short Stories) This is just for you and no-one else. [198 words] [Mind]
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This Is It!
This is it.
The time, as they say, has come.
I am dead.
Now donít laugh. I can see you are confused.
How can I be relating this to you? In fact, come to think of it who are you?
I am no-one.
I am nowhere.
Go on then and laugh. I would laugh if I could.
But then, I cannot.
Where is the mist from which my departed relatives appear? Where are Mum and Dad to welcome me?
In life I was so looking forward to meeting them again. Surely I will.
Tell me I will.
This is hopeless. I didnít expect this. I think I can remember my life and death but the memory is fading fast. Memories are in brain cells arenít they?
I donít think I have any brain.
Now I feel scared. Now I sense panic.
Why are you still there?
What do you want?
Its silly but I donít know how long I lived. Perhaps I died a child.
No, another memory stirs. I had a wife and children. They still live and I see them. Well of course I donít see them but I am aware of them. I am being mourned.
Where is the beautiful garden with the beckoning Christ?
I think I am in water. How can I be in water?
Did I drown?
Where is Mum?
I was so looking forward to seeing her. There is so much to discuss.
I am so tired.
Head toward the light! How many movies have advocated that advice when reaching the other side?
Head toward the light!
The preverbal light at the end of the tunnel!
There is a light. There are voices. I canít see.
Hang on, how do I know there are voices?
I can hear!
Perhaps I am not dead.
What does Mum look like? I canít remember. Please let me see here again.
I canít recall her face.
Head toward the light!
Suddenly the water has gone and I cannot breath. Memories of Mum and dad and my life are fading fast. The light is blinding, the voices deafening.
Who am I?
I am not dead.
I have been born.
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