A Question of Eternity

Credit - window2universe.org

Credit – window2universe.org

By D. R. DiFrancesco


Who am I

Did not my spirit exist be for me

Perhaps not in this form,

Though most surely it did exist.


The things I am are not new to me

My essence existed at the beginning

Conception did not create it nor can death destroy it

So who was I before.


Maybe a river running through Africa

A blue whale navigating the seas

Or maybe a playful butterfly flying on high

Could not part of me have existed in all of these.


In this I find comfort

The body being merely a vessel

Temporary and dispensable on loan from the earth

To be gladly returned upon passing.


The energy that is me remains

Free of this vessel

Free to become whatever the universe deems fit

Glorious and unhindered by my physical being.


There is peace in thoughts of this

Knowing I have always been and will always be

Could this be the eternal life spoken of in religion

Whether of God or of nature, we may never know.


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