Journey to Eternity

You smile as a child
As you jump from lap to lap
Mommy to daddy
Aunt, uncle, Grand daddy.

His goodnight stories
And funny jokes
You miss them one day
He disappears

“Don’t cry honey, Grandpa is in heaven.”
Your mother whispers.

Time steals life
And your dad is a Grandpa now.

‘Don’t cry Mommy, Grandpa is in heaven.”
Your daughter whispers.

The clock is relentless.
It is my turn next.

Am I ready?
++++++For this journey to eternity?

Sri Krishna Sharanam Mama

108 day Vow: Day 104

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    1. Thank you Soundary! BTW, i love LOVE love your post on Madras — i could have written a whole essay on — how many ways do i love Thee (thee = your post) πŸ™‚ Keep writing! Your words take us to such a wondrous space. Thank YOU πŸ™‚

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  1. Oh my goodness krishna. I have been thinking about this a lot lately too, and talking with my priest about this journey into eternity that I know will come soon. Mit is awesome isn’t it. What a beautiful poem mrishna. Presented in an original way. I really LOVE this one

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    1. Wow! i am so touched reading your words here Lorraine. Our scriptures really emphasize chanting the name of God – especially in your last minute. It’s hard to do it in the last minute, if we are not doing it in the other minutes of our life. Don’t know if this makes any sense to you?

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    1. Your words are so beautiful and profound. Our scriptures also say that time and space are illusion. Sometimes i feel eternity in the moment – the universe in my heart where time dissolves. But not always, to be truthful. And then i guess i wonder if i am doing enough – enough for what? To be one with eternity – with whom i am already one! Lol πŸ™‚ Thank you for helping me with this…i feel so blessed to read your words here. πŸ™‚

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      1. I feel so close to you on this path! Yes, we seek oneness witht he One with whom we are already one…but I believe we are also called to touch others by reflecting Love, bringing Light to their experience…even if we know it only imperfectly. You do this for me with your words, and your sweet company!

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      2. Thank you so much. Again your words speak to my heart because i sometimes worry about spending time writing without perfect “attainment” – whatever that may be….and here you are answering the unspoken queries of my heart — isn’t that just sweet Grace? πŸ™‚ Thank you, my beloved friend….again and again. πŸ™‚

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