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The Light

I am not sure what my last hour will look like
Although I have a fairly good idea,
As I’ve sat at many people’s side as they lived their last hour.
As the spirit starts to leave the body, the spark dulls in your eyes,
You seem to be somewhere between worlds, Talking to others that seem to be waiting but 
they can’t be seen by anyone in this world. While many may think you are confused, in fact, 
you are preparing to pass to the other side.  These people that you are talking to 
are usually family that have previously passed on. They wait to guide you into the light and 
across into heaven.  All people tend to experience the same near-death activity, picking a 
covers and moving hands and often talking to the awaiting people.  This is all very calming to 
the dying person and I only hope that when my last hour is here, I hope my family is there 
waiting to guide me into the light. 


Written July 21, 2011

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  1. Date: 7/27/2011 7:48:00 AM

    Wow, this was really great. It made me think of being with my grandparents when they passed on. Thank you so much for sharing it.

    Ramage Avatar Lee Ramage Date: 7/27/2011 9:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for your kind words. Lee
  1. Date: 7/26/2011 11:57:00 AM

    Simply beautiful, Lee. A very spiritual and up-lifting affirmation that death is nothing to fear - as it is just the beginning of something much more beautiful than life here on earth. Very touching and heart-felt. Your friend, Elaine

    Ramage Avatar Lee Ramage Date: 7/27/2011 9:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You are always so nice. Thank you for taking the time to comment on my poems. Hope you are staying cool and not working too hard. See you tomorrow morning for our walk. Lee
  1. Date: 7/22/2011 9:21:00 AM

    Lee, I'm absolutely certain that our late loved ones' spirits are waiting to guide us to the light. I, too, have watched people die and have seen the spark leave their eyes. My grandmother knew when her time was at hand and had been talking to her late husband for a couple days before she passed. Very meaningful poem that truly is an upbeat perspective on death. Best wishes in the contest. Love, Carolyn

    Ramage Avatar Lee Ramage Date: 7/22/2011 11:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much for your kind words. Lee
  1. Date: 7/22/2011 4:21:00 AM

    embracing, calming heartfelt write, Lee. Important one for many family members and friends of those who are on their way. God bless

    Ramage Avatar Lee Ramage Date: 7/22/2011 7:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I am humbled by your words, I almost did not post this. Thank you Lee
    Ramage Avatar Lee Ramage Date: 7/22/2011 7:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I am humbled by your words, I almost did not post this. Thank you Lee
  1. Date: 7/22/2011 12:40:00 AM

    a superb piece filled with imagery and excitement.... greatttt work, lee.. come visit me again!! :) huggs, nette

    Ramage Avatar Lee Ramage Date: 7/22/2011 7:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks so much for your comments, greatly appreciated Nette. Lee
  1. Date: 7/21/2011 9:23:00 PM

    How nice to look forward to meeting your family in that last hour before you leave this world. Very nice writing. Thank you for your comments aout my "Miracle Worker. Love, Joyce

    Ramage Avatar Lee Ramage Date: 7/22/2011 7:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Joyce for your kind words. Lee