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GRIEF'S ENCOUNTER WITH THE BEYOND

 


GRIEF'S ENCOUNTER WITH THE BEYOND

 

-Rajiv Khandelwal (India)

 

 

In eternal repose she lay

A world beyond my mortal grasp

 

Believers speak of "Communion of Saints"

 

Yet I

A skeptic

Held no faith nor inclination

That bonds could span beyond pyre

And mortals can hear the echoes of the departed

Or communicate with spirits

From the shadowed realm of death

As believed by sipirutalists and occulists

 

Loneliness wrapped around me

Of their own accord

The filters changed

 

The world transformed

Felt altered, became distant

 

Three days had passed

Constantly battling with grief

 

I am not a ‘voice hearer’

But surrisingly

An auditory mirage seized me

 

Her voice, soft yet resonant, spoke:

 

"The same pants for three days now

Shave, change your clothes, my love

 

Carry on with life, I am beside you."

 

 

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