BEFORE AND AFTER

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?

Keith Garrett

 

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10 thoughts on “BEFORE AND AFTER

  1. “There was a time when I was not here,
    No thoughts, no name or identity were mine.”

    This resonates so much with me. I’ve been here before myself. I love that you share this.

  2. You poetically pose questions many of us have entertained at one time or another. “Where was I before? Where will I be after” But of course the questions have no answers, not in the here and now. Exceptionally penned. Thank you.

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