Flight to Heaven

What happens when they close their eyes for the last time?

We speak of heaven and how they’re dancing and singing with the angels

That’s easy to imagine

But it doesn’t stop the pain from coming in waves

God wanted them home a bit quicker than we thought

We can’t help but ask ‘why’

Why them? Why now? 

It’s easier to imagine that their work is done here 

That heaven is way better than this earth

Eases the ache a little

But what happens now?

Now there’s a vacuum at their address

Clothes they’ll never wear

Places they’ll never visit

Pictures they’ll never be in

Now we grief

We cry

We mourn

And then we heal…

Hearts anchored in hope 

That this is not the end

Someday we will meet again

©Olamide Akappo


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