In the darkness that followed
I felt an overwhelming emptiness.
Then as quickly as it was dark it was light
A blinding over powering glow, radiating from…?
So bright as to be opposite to darkness
No sense of where I was, I stood blinded.
Then I felt a hand slip into mine
A gentle tug as I was led, to…?
We pass through several rooms of blinding light
Each a different hue, red, green yellow
Now a blue room, in which I can see a couch
I am led to it, I sit, now…?
Apart from the seat I am on there is nothing
Then a figure appears, in white, robes flowing
A man of thirty I am guessing, he looks at me
I stare back, he does move just….?
Fear is not an emotion as I sit there, more intrigue
Where am I? What is happening?
The man continues to look then beckons me
I move towards him, he points at…..?
Before me is a window, beyond is a scene
People are gathered, I recognise my mother
My sister is there, tissue to her face,
Why are they there, what is the…?
My mind races they are somewhere and didn’t ask me?
And this place, this is not where I’d expect them to be
We were here last year for Grandad, why now?
A priest steps forward says my…?
My mother is grim faced and I know why
It dawns on me I have business unfinished
My mother and I argued, I stormed out
Smugly I grabbed the car keys marched ……?
It dawns on me I have left her wishing
She wanting I know we could do it all over
Those words ‘I hate you bitch!’ echo within me
I want to cry but somehow……….?
Behind me the man shuffles his feet
Knowing precisely what I am feeling
But letting it happen, remains silent
I turn and look at him but………?
The man, stares and smiles warmly at me
Takes my hand, leads me off again
I look back but all is gone now, just the glow of light
Where now I wonder, the truth now…..?