Through the Gate

Through the Gate


She died only a week ago.

I accept that she has passed on.

She is no longer here.

She has left an empty space.

Not instant but over the days final.

She is elswhere, incommunicado.

But she continues to be who she was.

I no longer feel her presence.

But her memory is my companion.

Taken away into eternity.

Now with a mighty throng of souls.

I sense her presence and rest.

I no longer feel sad.

She is enveloped in a new dimension

Which we cannot comprehend

they call it heaven

◄ Behold

The Last Journey ►


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keith jeffries

Tue 7th Mar 2023 08:12

Thank you to all those liked this poem: Red Brick, K Lynn, Contemporary Soul and poemthe art. Also a thank you to those who commented: John, Stephen G., Manish and Graham. Thank you for reading this poem. You give me encouragement to continue with my literary endeavours.

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John Coopey

Mon 6th Mar 2023 15:09

“Mighty throng of souls”. I took comfort from whatever was left behind was the empty shell. The thing that made them whatever they were was elsewhere. Powerful, positive and poignant, Keith.

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Stephen Gospage

Mon 6th Mar 2023 07:43

A very moving, positive poem, Keith. 'Her memory is my companion' and what follows is a sensitive approach to such a sad event. The notion of the gate as an entry to a new chapter is inspiring.

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Manish Singh Rajput

Mon 6th Mar 2023 05:16

This is so beautiful written Keith. It moved me, such positivity and love depicted throughout. Thank you for this. And I'm so sorry for your loss Keith.

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Graham Sherwood

Sun 5th Mar 2023 23:13

I read only today of the need to keep close to the dead in a more positive way. As if they have merely moved house or taken a long journey thus not lost just out of our immediate communities. A healthier way of dealing with loss.
Thank you for recording these sentiments Keith.

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