Tell the Story: 7th Heaven – The Zoo of Eternity



Di at pensitivity101 asked me to try and write something to the above image. So here’s what I came up with. 

When the child after a long illness, during which her tiny body had been ravaged by disease, opened her eyes she was taken aback by seeing Death standing there.

Death was aware of how confronting this was to any child and tried its best to look as non-threatening a possible.

Not easy when it considered it didn’t have the charisma, love and compassion of the angels who oozed such things from every feather of their metaphorical wings.

But over the millennia it had developed a certain way of greeting deceased children. Standing as nonchalantly as possible it even tried the occasional smile, which it concluded, was more frightening than his normal straight-faced approach.

So taking the child’s hand Death led it through the gates of the living and into the eternity of the non-living.

Death had a short window of opportunity in which to show the child some of the delights of the next world.

One such place was the Zoo of Eternity in which existed every animal ever to have lived upon the earth. They were all there, from the dinosaurs to the present. Death took the child to a viewing platform where she could watch the animals in their respective natural states and stood in awe as a giraffe came close to look at her as much as she at it.

Taking her hand he led her to the gates of the Angels where there awaited an angel to take her into its care.

As he bid farewell to the child his soul sensor indicated another soul was about ready for collecting. It was an old man, and he knew he could be himself.


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9 Responses to Tell the Story: 7th Heaven – The Zoo of Eternity

  1. Hélène - Willow Poetry says:

    This is an endearing story Michael.

  2. This is exquisite Michael. So tender and touching. I love the idea.
    Thank you so much for taking it up.

  3. Sadje says:

    Very imaginative story.

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