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Near Body Experience

It was about twelve noon when they asked me to count backwards

Only the potion they used on me just seemed to push me onwards

I got down eighty seven when I heard these voices

"No one has ever gotten this far", "We better give him more C's

I opened my eyes to see seven faces peering down!

I lost consciousness at eighty six, then went void of all sound

I seemed to flip over as I floated up into the ceiling

But not before I saw a candy bar on top that railing

The scene changed to a dark gray, I was really floating

There was an entrance to a castle was before me, looming

I was heading for it when I saw their blurry faces

They were on both sides, moving in their spaces

I tried to make them out, but I went into the tunnel

It was so warm and safe, only for a very short while

A tiny pin of light was just ahead, I regained my sight

I recalled entering the light was sure death. Was I right?

It grew evermore brilliant, I couldn't close my eyes

I heard a voice say " I want to live" for three times

It was a miracle in disguise, as I felt this pull ease up

There was something there, and it wasn't any ghost! Shut up!

I started to float back out of the tunnel, in somewhat relief

Could see the beings at the tunnels entrance, as I retreat?

I was a stones throw away from them when I was jolted to life

I woke in a hospital bed, looking at a doctor dressed all in white

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  1. Date: 8/8/2013 6:43:00 AM
    I would like to read this in depth without rhyme just as you recall everything. One thing for certain if you don't write everything down it will be erased from memory,.

  1. Date: 7/27/2013 6:50:00 PM
    wow, I missed this one from before. It's true?? Wish I would have something like that happen to me!!(but only if I can ever afford health insurance for the surgery. haha)

  1. Date: 5/1/2012 8:42:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Catie's "Obe's" contest Mitch. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/29/2012 5:03:00 AM
    Hi congrats on your win, sorry this is a cut and paste congrats, I am on my hols with limited connectHi ionXX

  1. Date: 4/27/2012 5:52:00 PM
    Congratulations, Mitch, on your win in my obe's contest. Hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 4/26/2012 10:52:00 PM
    Mitch, hello.... can i help you remove that jacket..lol... this one is very entertaining ...love it...always...pd

  1. Date: 4/26/2012 3:18:00 PM
    Pretty amazing story Mitch enjoyed it, hugs vie

  1. Date: 4/26/2012 9:51:00 AM
    Well written!! I was held captive! descriptive and well told story my friend!!..:JP]