Between Man and God by David Bentata
I died inside an aeroplane
as it came down to land.
One hundred bodies crushed and broke….
………there was no helping hand.
I left my body far below,
was that distortion me?
It looked a lot like all the rest
of dead humanity
I travelled swiftly through the dark
I sped towards the light;
this tunnel with no single mark
the end of which was bright.
A fiery spark... another ... more ….
all flew along with me.
We were all going back to God
from flight…… one-oh-two-three
A hall was reached, the light was strong,
it glowed with healing love
and then I knew I was my Soul
returning up above
My life was shown, all forty years
of good and bad endeavour.
The pains I’d caused I felt with shame….
could I correct this …… ever?
The Being of Light came back to show
the goodness I had done.
But though this brought some warmth to me….
…..pains caused weren’t overcome
A word came through, to look around
at souls I did recall ……
of other creeds and races
and here …….I found them all !
I wandered for a while... askance
in this world of Love & Light.
There were no mosques ….. no synagogues ….
no churches were in sight !
A flash of joy ….a holy cusp
of Light…. of Truth in thought
entered my very being.
I’d found what I had sought !
In human life I’d felt the squeeze
The pressure ……and the strain
of man-made Laws men called…. “Divine”
And caused me so much pain
Now I could see and understand
”Erat Demostrata Quod”
It is many of these dogmas
That keep Man…..
from God !