When your last breath you peacefully expire,
Is that the end your your sole consciousness,
Or does it escalate to someplace higher
Beyond this sphere of pleasure and duress?
Since many theories and scriptures teach
Conflicting propositions on this point,
There may be no way now that we can reach
Conclusions others cannot counterpoint.
How then, if any way, may you find peace,
Assured your essence will transcend your death,
A spirit your still body will release
When liberated in your final breath?
For such assurance, you must make a leap
Of faith—that once again you’ll rise from sleep.