Afterlife

Saw others posting poems, thought I'd upload my attempt! Sorry! Ha ha

AFTERLIFE

I tell others of my future

Ambitions

Plans

Career

Family

Paint the smile upon my face

Life after illness

(that's what they call us nowadays you and I, illness)

My afterlife

Because this isn't my life

apparently.

This is something to endure, a test before I reach the divine heavens of reality

In the church across the street a priest tells others of their future

Death

Parting

Hope

Heaven

Reunion with lost family, friends

Life after death

(that's what happens to us you know, death)

The afterlife

Because this isn't it

apparently.

This is something to endure, a test before I reach the divine heavens of fantasy

ButintheendbothgetmuddledreallydonttheybecausecopingmechanismsareessentiallythefunctionsofreligioncontroversialIknow,self,butsadlytrue.

I make sacrifices. I follow the rules of those in my head. I speak to it. I ritualise my actions. My illness is my religion.

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  • Its really bad, sorry! I wish I hadn't posted it now, oh no! But technology and myself never have mixed, and I don't know how to remove the post! :(

    Sorry!

    Karen :)

  • Hello

    Why??

    BOB

  • I like it .Do you see Religion as a punishing belief.? Or is this

    The way you feel. It sounds very Vale of tears,

    Hannah

  • I se religion as a coping mechanism really. A reaction to the world. Depression is very much a reaction to the world and circumstances. Heaven is a coping mechanism. Thinking of what to do after 'beating' depression is in my mind a coping mechanism.

  • I think it's really thought provoking and says a lot about you. How are things re the psychosis?

    Lucy

  • Not too bad, I'm trying not to think about it. First Psych appointment tomorrow, still very worried. Overthinking things I think.

  • Karen how is your daughter now?

  • thanks Karen - it is actually far from bad - really liked the line where you missed out all the spacing to give the impression of things getting muddled.

    Believe me, I have seen some really awful poetry and you would have to really work hard to be that bad :)

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