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What is to Become of Me

What is to become of me? I feel the warmth of your pulse as my blood turns cold and I slip the bonds of this Earthly life where both pride and ridicule followed me home like a lost puppy. I have never been rewarded for the good works I have performed but then again, I've never sufficiently suffered for my many transgressions. Such is the vain nature of our existence as perfection alludes us all. As I shed my tired corpse, I give thought to the afterlife. Will I be greeted by those lost to the old black and white photos of my adolescence? Will I swoon with a long forgotten High School crush as we dangle our toes in the streams of our youth? Will I feel my Mother's touch and gaze into the eyes I remember with every fervor of my soul? Will she be pleased with the Man she has raised? Will I feel the warmth of the Son on my face? Or will my molecules just waltz with others through an uncaring Universe intent on mischief and roguery while riding the wave of some minimal existence at the speed of light? Or will the flames of a vengeful deity consume me for the purpose of providing some vestige of job security for the demons of the underworld? Or has life been a lousy box of Cracker Jacks with no prize at the end? I don't think so... but I have no proprietary information on the subject. The waiting is almost too hard to bear. So off I go into the great unknown. I am hopeful and pragmatic. But I am ready... Let the journey begin. The End *As with so many of you, I have been feeling the weight of my own mortality lately. *To those who may be interested, I will be posting my cartoon 'Bob's your Uncle' on my homepage. A new one will appear every second day or so.

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Date: 4/25/2020 11:14:00 AM
I think we all at some time during the last two months have thought about our own mortality, why should I be spared when hundreds of thousands are dying. Thought provoking write David, Blessings, Jennifer
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Date: 4/17/2020 7:08:00 PM
Great piece David - I'd say the molecules are the best bet.
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David McHattie
Date: 4/20/2020 8:12:00 PM
Who knows what lies in our future? Is death a journey or an end? As long as we have a sense of humor about it... we all should be able to get along. Before Bob Hope died... his wife asked him how he wanted to be sent into the afterlife. He said, 'Surprise me.' Stay well my friend.
Date: 4/15/2020 8:08:00 AM
Hi David, this is such a wonderful piece, It does make me look deeply within myself. I want to be a better Human being. Come the end, the questions shall be answered. This is such a deep write. As yet, |I am not worthy to walk into the next life. I love the content of this write. David. A fav. Have a wonderful Wednesday. Your friend always....Mike. Stay safe, my friend.
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David McHattie
Date: 4/20/2020 8:13:00 PM
Don't sell yourself short. God must love sinners... he made so many of them. Stay well my friend.
Date: 4/14/2020 5:47:00 AM
Well done my friend. I think many of us wonder. Being a Believer I am not worried about the future which I am sure exists for all of us. However I think we all have a little bit of uncertainty about our worthiness in His eyes. Thank the Good Lord for His everlasting mercy . Great job here. God Bless, JB
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David McHattie
Date: 4/14/2020 4:31:00 PM
I have the notion that all are saved but that doesn't mean we don't try to adhere to the high standards that have been set for us. Have a great day my friend.
Date: 4/1/2020 11:28:00 PM
G'day David … a very interesting poem indeed and thought provoking. Many think they can assume what the afterlife may offer but nobody really knows. I guess to believe what could be, which comforts the soul, is the best mortal way to take us from place to the next - thank you David - Lindsay
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David McHattie
Date: 4/14/2020 4:28:00 PM
I look forward to the afterlife and if I am wrong... I won't know it. I refuse to believe that good and bad are just social conventions. The good news is we will experience what we experience. Have a great day my friend.
Date: 3/29/2020 4:41:00 PM
Outstanding, soooo creative. Whether it's what is currently going on, or not, there are answers to your queries. Most of us so well educated, but lost when it comes to shuffling off this mortal coil. Nobody ever came back from the dead but one man. Loved your line comparing life to a box of Cracker Jacks)) we are far more. We are not boxes at all. The way you live your life, or I, mine, determines our eternal homes. We do have a choice.))) Thank you....Panagiota xx
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David McHattie
Date: 4/14/2020 4:25:00 PM
Since we are not allowed to judge others... this allows me the wonderful ability to think all will pass on to something far beyond their dreams. Stay safe my friend.
Date: 3/25/2020 1:55:00 PM
David please read below... I'll try later...
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Date: 3/24/2020 9:53:00 AM
Well written and thought provoking. We all seem to be facing the unknown and many of us pondering a lot. Best wishes. Take care :)
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Jeff Connelly
Date: 3/25/2020 1:54:00 PM
Hello David. I'm not trying to piggy back ride someone else's comment, but I've tried many time to tell you how good this poem is, and because of a very invasive pop up ad my phone freezes. I'll try later David, but very thoughtful this. Thank you.
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David McHattie
Date: 3/25/2020 11:50:00 AM
I don't mind the fact that Mother Nature throws us a curve ball every once and a while. It causes us to slow down and take stock of who we are. Have a great day my friend.
Date: 3/23/2020 8:13:00 PM
Profound musings and honest fears, my friend. Well-penned. Much to chew on here. Thanks, David! :) Gershon
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David McHattie
Date: 3/25/2020 11:49:00 AM
It's amazing how quickly our priorities change. Yesterday it was global warming and now this. Mother Nature is a *****. Stay frosty my friend.
Date: 3/23/2020 1:50:00 PM
You made me smile...it would be like meditation on nothing for a long while...unless someone comes back from the dead to say otherwise... Who knows who knows...
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David McHattie
Date: 3/25/2020 11:47:00 AM
As long as a person has hope... this too will pass. Have a great day my friend.
Date: 3/23/2020 1:29:00 PM
Great poem. Good questions indeed
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David McHattie
Date: 3/25/2020 11:45:00 AM
Thanks Mark. We live in very interesting times. Have a great day.