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The Light

I walked into my garden
And saw a strange bright light
Descending from the heavens
Within the dead of night
As I moved,it moved with me
To the left and to the right.

I sought to determine where it came from
To find its wondrous source
But my eyes could not behold it
It was such a hallowed force
Gently it enticed me
To pursue it on its course.

I followed where it led me
And spied the earth below
As I was lifted to the heavens
My mind began to know
I was leaving life behind me
It was my time to go.

Selfishly I joined it
Went on my joyful way
Trancelike, continued blithely
I did not want to stay
I felt his countenance upon me
His great glory all array.

Then in folly I looked behind me
And guilt began to reign
As I glimpsed my sleeping babies
I could not feign the pain
Of that innocence so appealing
I would never feel again.

In consternation he stood waiting
As he beckoned me to his side
But my anguish I could not desist with
No matter how I tried
The sorrow filled my soul now
I could not go inside.

His angel held his arms wide
To embrace me, tempt me in
So peaceful and alluring
To be at one with him
But as hard as it was for me
I could not go within.

No, I pleaded loudly
My Lord I can not stay with you
My work on Earths unfinished
Of this I'm sure you knew
He smiled, light fading gently
His tolerance so true.

My body it was shaking
Sweat ran my tortured brow
I smiled with eyes half open
He said"Your home now"
Thank God I weakly whispered
As I meekly made this vow..............................To always walk within his light.

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  1. Date: 9/4/2011 7:12:00 PM
    Sso beautiful Carol, I'm moved by the eloquence and story with this.

  1. Date: 9/4/2011 2:49:00 PM

  1. Date: 9/4/2011 1:06:00 PM
    Carol, really enjoyed this journey with you.. A real beauty and so much truth He sure has a lot of tolerance for us.. blessings to you Wilma