I was given a prompt 'What happens when you die?'
The day she died was a quiet day.
Her parents around her bed, begging her to stay.
But she just smiled and kissed their cheeks
closing her eyes, listening to them speak.
You’ll go to Heaven, her mother cried
a golden winged angel will be your guide,
to fly you up to the pearly gates
And in God's arms, there will be no more hate.
The daughter smiled and tried to agree
she tried to imagine and tried to see
and afterlife with angels white
where she could live again in flight.
Maybe you'll be reincarnated
her fathers normal refrain was stated;
for the thought of her being born again
was better than the idea of her dying in pain.
The daughter wondered which was the truth;
Heaven, hell, or a new born youth?
But she didn't have to wait for long-
she slipped away to a quiet song.
As her breath left for the last time
her parents sighed, hoping she would climb
up into the sky in an angles hands
to dance and laugh in perfect lands.
An though the girl was now at peace,
her parents worry would never cease
For she now travelled an unknown road
a road that no living was ever showed.
But as the girl left the earth
she sighed in wonder at the worth
of the mystery surrounding death;
and she opened new eyes and drew a babies breath.