Near Death

Time behind the veil

reveals what needs to be seen;

the best, or the worst…

foundation of consciousness,

the building blocks of one’s soul.


Read a little story about someone’s near-death experience. You know, the whole story where someone goes medically dead for a few minutes and then comes back without a hitch. I don’t mind these stories much. I seem to remember my grandfather died for a few minutes once, but he didn’t have a story to bring back. If he did he didn’t share it. Some people say it’s a way to see heaven (or hell). Some say it’s a way to see our past or future lives.

I say it’s just what we need to see. Some people don’t need to see anything. Some people need the hope of heaven or the pant-shit image of hell. Some people need to see where they’ve been or where they’re going. Some people don’t need to know any of it. Your mind is a magnificent thing, and it will show you whatever you need to see to take that next breath. I think some people see what they need to see instead of what they want to see, and so they don’t come back. They succumb to the image of what they fear, what they refuse to accept, and they let go. I think even some see what they want and need to see, and it encourages them to let go for their own sake, or the sake of others.

Just a little thought that such experiences. Let me know what you think of the poem.


2 thoughts on “Near Death

  1. I read a book a while ago by a neurologist who was dong a study of these things. Not to work out if there was an afterlife but to determine what was happening in the brain at the time (you’ve heard it said about the chemicals and hallucinations of a dying brain). Although the research is ongoing, he said that the chemical reaction, as well as the other explanations offered, do not satisfyingly account for everything.
    He gave two reasons: no.1 I can’t remember! It was a while ago.
    no.2 was to do with at the point the brain is clinically ‘dead’ there should be no hallucinations, no activity, nothing. But there was.
    (This is not the more recent book, by the way, by the brain surgeon who experienced an NDE personally, which I haven’t read).
    I read Moody’s books a years ago too. I think the most persuasive argument,in favour, are the ones experienced by children-too young to have picked up the classic, cultured stories that we read about,, that nevertheless still tick all the boxes. Children from different cultures and different backgrounds.
    I took an interest since my Dad had one when he had a heart attack.
    Sorry for the long winded response-and I like the poem!

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