I ask, when one passes away
is there any doubt as to where
the soul goes would your answer
be “No”. Is it only God who hears
that last breath, has he written
down at our birth the day of our
When we no longer move, can no
longer show joy, are the Angels
sad or do they make a joyful noise.
Do the Heaven’s sing, I have
questions and I wonder about such
Does death really take away all fears,
will we be happy never shedding
another tear. Will we all become Angels
who can return at anytime to visit family
and friends; or will death be a void
Do sinners go to Heaven too; will they
walk the streets of gold just like me and
you? Will, all souls become innocent once
again; will they know a rebirth, returning
to live another life right back here on
Will we have lives even though the body
is gone, will we live in houses, have
adventures, and will each of us have a
home? Will there be rivers and lakes,
warm days and cool nights, is this all
possible; after death are we truly all
Is there a Heaven, does life continue
but in a better way, if this is true, why
is death everyone’s worse fear? If
Heaven is what we are told, why do we
not want to hurry up and go, be happy
to free our souls?
On this my day of sadness, I do not
mean for my questions to offend, or
tread upon anyone beliefs. I just
want my broken heart to mend, I want
to believe that those I love will be
waiting for me when I die, and I do not
want death to be the end!
I do not know if all that we are told, is
truth or a lie, if it is, I guess I would be
questioning “Why”. Maybe start with
treating everyone as if it is true, be as
good a person as you can be, and then
we will just have to wait and see.
Try being good to everyone even those
who treat you bad, because if it is all true;
and you are standing before God whether
you want to believe it or not, at that
moment you are going to be glad.
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19 thoughts on “Questions…”
Very insightful post! I love the line “try being good to everyone..” The truth is that what you do to others, you are actually doing to yourself; it gets back to you one way or the other. Thanks for sharing this wisdom!
This is beautiful, all of your work is phenomenal.
Thank you so much. Ann
[ Smiles ] Ann, I consider this to be wonderful poetry.
Thank you so much.
[ Smiles ] You are welcome, Ann.
Excellent post! Lots of questions to ponder, too. I am convinced that there is a bigger plan for each of us and that perhaps some souls do travel together for an eternity. Sometimes, events occur that cause me to stop and ponder, is there a God? I do believe there is a presence in the universe that is bigger than we realize and that there are “signs” sent to us to behold. I believe in the power of love and that power to bind those we love, together with us. I want to believe that love lasts an eternity.
Yes there are so many things to show us what great possibilities are ahead; and then there are happenings that make us question. I am certain the word “faith” must be use often. Thank you for your response. Ann
Meaningful for me – mother passed one year ago the 17th.
I understand, my heart is with you. Ann
I will keep you in my thoughts. Ann
I think death is different for everyone. And that’s a good thing. Your post/poem starts so Christian, and it’s not only the Christians that die. As far as your line “Maybe start with treating everyone as if it is true, be as good a person as you can be, and then we will just have to wait and see.” That would be an advise that works with more than one religion. And yes, that’s something I try as well.
Many people do not believe in death. Not even if family members die. Self-deception can go very far. I do not exactly know what is in their scope. Money is important to them. Fame. That is a completely different world for me and it frustrates me sometimes, that there is no same language between people who believe in death and people who don’t.
I appreciate the beginning of your comment where you said, “Your post/poem starts so Christian”; I suppose the opposite of that would be non-Christian? You would be right! I cannot profess to know all and understand all, thus my reason for stating my intent in the poem “not to offend anyone”.
I suppose one must start with how they define a Christian, and how important are denominational labels. I do at time wonder how we can be unified in a Christ when we cannot be unified in a religion and maintain different beliefs.
Raised in a Native American environment, my father of Chickasaw descent (one-half); my mother whom was around on weekends forced her Baptist beliefs upon me; therefore I am well read in the book called the Bible. A book written by man, for the reason of controlling the masses, not to offend, yet, that is my opinion.
If being a Christian means I must belong to an organized religion housed by walls with denominational labels on those walls, then I would question giving myself that label. If one wants to label me Spiritual, meaning that I believe in a higher power in the Universe; that would be the correct label.
The power of “being”, given free will to myself to choose, to question, to search for answers, an individual that by the nature of being me; wonders about what may or may not wait for me beyond the now.
You gave me a great comment, please stop by again, I enjoyed this conversation.
I love your honesty that you express more questions than answers. If we had the answers then we would be Gods would we not?
I spent years teaching children about God- not religion relationship. The one truth that we can hang on to is that God is love!
Best to you in your journey and your writing
Thank you so much for your comment. Ann
This is a very moving and thought provoking piece. I have always thought about death but more so when my best friend died a year and a half ago unexpectedly and only 51.
It takes such to think of one’s on mortality; when I lost my father I had to face the fact that death is a reality; more so when I lost two adult children. Thank you for taking time to respond to this poem. Ann
Meaningful to me as I lost my brother. I wrote about Death while I was still trying to accept his death and have posted it up now to share of what I was going through. The link is http://cepcarol.wordpress.com/2013/09/24/death/
I believe that the death of someone close to us leaves a cloud of doubt lingering over us for the remainder of our own lives. It rains questions of our own mortality and the word “why” is embedded deep in our minds; yet we must paint hope upon our souls. My heart is with you in your loss. Ann
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