Thursday, September 8, 2011

An afterlife story

He had put his life together,
slowly piece by piece,
and made  a great big fortune,
built a life of ease.

Now that he was getting on,
he knew his end was near,
the only thing that bothered him,
was leaving back all that was dear.

Oh, he knew that his loved ones,
would follow him some day.
It was his treasured possessions,
he'd have to leave and go away.

Was there a way that he could,
take it all along with him,
for a man who cracked countless deals,
could he crack one with HIM?

Determination had got him,
all that he could ask,
to get god to make an exception,
he set himself the task.

He prayed and put himself through,
the hardest penance ever,
The 'powers that be' relented,
and blessed his endeavour.

The joy almost killed him,
but he managed to get it together,
and converted all his wealth,
into the most precious thing ever.

Relieved at his good fortune,
he dreamed of a great afterlife,
A time and place so wonderful,
so peaceful and without any strife.

The day arrived at long last,
when he made his journey onward.
fraught with difficulties though it was,
he managed to carry the wealth forward.

At the gates he got crowded,
for all had heard of the miracle,
that he could carry what he wanted,
unheard of in the life and death cycle.

With bated breath all waited,
as the bags were duly unlocked,
When they saw what was inside,
it left them all very shocked.

Why would you need to bring along,
something so worthless and abundant?
Of all the things he could have ,
he'd brought with him some pavement.

He had forgotten in his worldly wisdom,
what he'd been repeatedly been told
that the streets of heaven were paved,
with precious stones and gold.

So next time you ask for anything,
be of somethings wholly aware,
what may be great for the here and now,
may be totally worthless elsewhere!!

P.S.  Be careful what you ask for,
It might just come true
and when it does it just might,
not be what is best for you.

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