FOREVER AND EVER
With relatives and friends so near their ends
Or having lately passed to the Beyond,
She sought a way that truly comprehends
Our Fate yet skirts at last that slough, Despond.
Is there some way to see or to believe
That everything we know is not for nought,
That even though we find we cannot cleave
To earthly life, another may be sought
And found: eternal life and consciousness
That’s cosmic in its comprehensive scope,
For how can life be tolerable unless
Such knowledge is more certain than mere hope?
I told her that Eternity is nigh,
Here now in life, and also when we die.