Wake up! Please wake up, just do something, anything
My body laid on the sick bed, cold as ice
Death had come knocking and
My soul about to accept defeat.
I looked down, watching my loved ones in shock
Mother sat down beside my body with her arms tightly in father’s
Who tried to be strong even while his heart wept bitterly
My sister laid at my other side with her head gently placed on my chest
And my brothers stayed outside hoping it was a joke
But it was over, the fights and my struggles to be strong
My face pale and my lips lit a smile that was dead.
Where am I? Why am I away from my body?
A bright light appeared at the end of the empty room
So I walked towards it hoping it was a way out instead
I met a man who reached out for my hands
He said to me “do not be afraid”
I felt a peace within me, a peace the world had never given to me.
“Where are we going?” I asked without a single fear in me
Finally, he told me to look back down to my body cold as ice
As I did, I heard the prayers of my father, mother, sister and brothers echo.
Their pain and the sorrow made me feel weak
He lifted me unto His arms and placed His right palm on my heart, literally
And it began to beat again,
My pale skin had a glow like never before.
“Go meet your family” were the last words I heard
before my soul and body became one again.
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