BEFORE AND AFTER
There was a time when I was not here,
No thoughts, no name or identity were mine.
I had no pain or sorrow, not a thing for me to know,
Where was I before I became me, somewhere waiting?
A time will come when I am no longer here, will I have thoughts?
A name remembered, My identity will not be this body or mind.
Again there will be no pain or sorrow, I will be somewhere else,
Before and after, heaven bound, where was I before my first sound?