When We Meet In Heaven, Daughter (A Response)

I’ll be waiting for you in Heaven, daughter,
although the roles we played in life
have no bearing here – only souls
congregating in spiritual reflection.

Still the ties that bound us will be vivid,
your mind, no doubt reeling in transition,
the turmoil of earthly incarnation
still buzzing in emotional swirls.

I’ve had the benefit of time, to consider
the limitations that defined us –
the depth of our individual despair,
how our dramas intertwined, disconnected

I know that I have caused you pain,
that I must bear the certainty of your rage
and I am ready… hopeful…have faith
that the essence of your being will embrace

forgiveness, invite transformation –
even in life you sought enlightenment,
did not shut the door on me, though
you could have…had every reason…

My fellow soul traveller, my heart’s kin –
the door is open, and I am ready to receive
all that you have to share, all that you are –
that we may rise together, into salvation.

(V.J.’s Weekly Challenge is point of view.  On my other blog, today, I posted a poem to my father, entitled “When We Meet In Heaven, Dad.” I decided to write a response to that poem from my father’s point of view.)

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8 thoughts on “When We Meet In Heaven, Daughter (A Response)

  1. Wow, some amazing lines:
    the turmoil of earthly incarnation
    still buzzing in emotional swirls

    Love the last stanza; we hope so much that heaven will be the place where what we all desire on earth finally happens; that total acceptance of who we are.

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