The Five Curtains

Behind the first curtain were all the people I had ever known.
They were milling about, trying to determine the connection.
When I entered the room, there was a collective “Aha!”

Behind the next curtain was an empty room.
I just wanted to go in and forget all about the last life.
Sometimes being left alone can be a gracious mercy.

Behind the third curtain was a foretaste of what’s to come.
I couldn’t make out what it was, since it hadn’t happened yet.
Instead of being curious, I just felt a weary kind of resolve.

The next curtain opened slowly, revealing a clear light.
It was so alluring, I really wanted to fly right into it.
Maybe this was the heaven I’d heard all about.

I began to float up, as if in a magician’s stage trick,
but rather than merging with the lovely light,
I passed instead through a fifth curtain.

Waiting there were all the people I would meet in my next life.
They were milling about in a kind of party atmosphere.
Some seemed familiar, though I couldn’t place them.

As I entered and proceeded to drop down to the floor,
everyone stopped for a moment, looked over at me,
and then the party resumed as before.

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About Bob OHearn

My name is Bob O'Hearn, and I live with my Beloved Mate, Mazie, in the foothills of the Northern California Sierra Nevada Mountains. I have a number of blog sites you may enjoy: Photo Gallery: http://www.pbase.com/1heart Essays on the Conscious Process: http://theconsciousprocess.wordpress.com/ Compiled Poetry and Prosetry: https://feelingtoinfinity.wordpress.com/ Verses and ramblings on life as it is: https://writingonwater934500566.wordpress.com/ Verses and Variations on the Investigation of Mind Nature: https://themindthatneverwas.wordpress.com/ Verses on the Play of Consciousness: https://onlydreaming187718380.wordpress.com/ Poetic Fiction, Fable, Fantabulation: https://themysteriousexpanse.wordpress.com/ Poems of the Mountain Hermit: https://snowypathtonowhere.wordpress.com/ Love Poems from The Book of Yes: https://lovesight.wordpress.com/ Autobiographical Fragments, Memories, Stories, and Tall Tales: https://travelsindreamland.wordpress.com/ Ancient and modern spiritual texts, creatively refreshed: https://freetransliterations.wordpress.com/ Writings from selected Western Mystics, Classic and Modern: https://westernmystics.wordpress.com/ Wisdom of a Spirit Guide: https://spiritguidesparrow.wordpress.com/ Thank You!
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