Somebody asked me, “What will be
After this life, what shall I see?
Am I then merely pure essence?
Or does my life still make some sense?
Where is my past, is it all gone?
Or do I still feel what’s my own?
Without my body, who am I?
What really happens when I die?
Who’s got the answers, the reply?”
My friend, now I feel rather shy
Since, indeed, I once was near to death
For some time been sheer out of breath
Before I had a lot of pain
But suddenly there was no chain
To hold me back in this frail body
Which I thought to be only shoddy
I swiftly was pulled all out of me
But still had a body I could see
That body, yet, it felt no aches
Was perfect, weightless, without brakes
And I could fly as fast as light
To Him who drew me at first sight
Into His white and golden Light
That shines throughout the space so bright
Although I think I was not long
In God’s real presence which was strong
I was as blissful as can be
Been fully drunk in Love’s Light Sea
As sudden as this flight began
It all stopped then which was His plan
Albeit this happened many moons ago
It was the best our dear Lord could bestow
For I have a longing since that time
To get there again and thus I rhyme
I do want to shine some bright drops of light
On God’s great Love so that no one takes fright
He gave us His Spirit who can show us today
That there’s nothing to fear for him who went astray
God can also be trusted in the depth of the night
If we lose sight of Him, He’ll sure make it all right