I’d like to introduce my friend Dena . I can’t say enough good things about her. We met in a writing class and are now in a writing group together. Dena is a wonderful asset. She is smart, witty, a great writer, and a wonderful friend. I’d like to share her poem below. Her blog titled “Musings, Memories and Minutes in My Life” is listed on the right of the page. Show her some love and go visit her.
My life peels away from me, leaving my soul bare against the whipping wind. Bitter cold; it cuts into me like swords forged from each of my sins.
I’m in a void.
The landscape around me is an ocean of parched earth. Empty and endless. No North, South, East or West.
Nowhere to go but, still; I walk.
There’s a light ahead. It fills the sky and, instinctively, I know it is without an origin. Warmth flows from it and embraces me. I’m compelled to move forward but with each step I struggle against the bitter wind.
Across the great void joy appears and attaches itself to me through the light. Tingling sensations rise to a crescendo inside me, shooting out of my head in white sparks.
I smile with my whole self.
Hours pass in seconds and the shore of this strange land spreads out before me. The ocean I’d been walking upon ends in waves of light that wash up on a pristine beach.
It’s nighttime here.
In the distance shadows await me…but not darkness.
As I approach I begin to hear recognizable voices. Individually and in chorus, I’m welcomed by everyone I have ever known with the love we’d always shared and when I see them joyful flames burst in every cell of my body.
I’m in Heaven.