What happens when someone dies?
Do they observe what is going on from a place
Near the ceiling or are they quickly whisked
Can you hang around long enough to see what
Kind of funeral you have merited?
Or is it all a moot point, not worth checking up on?
My Aunt Annie reported a near-death experience
That took place when she was in a hospital,
She said later that she watched everything going on
From above her body, as doctors and nurses rushed
To her aid.
Then suddenly she was yanked back into her body.
“THAT hurt” she complained.
Apparently dying didn’t cause as much pain as returning
To her body did.
Where are the souls who have gone on ahead of us?
Are they in another dimension, able to see and hear
What is taking place–?
Or are they far off flying around somewhere,
Totally uninterested in earthly matters?
Curious as I am about the answers to these questions,
I am not in any particular hurry
To learn the answers.
–Sandra Lee Smith
Originally written February 19, 2009