I don’t want to die
I could see the emotion
rise from her throat
and flood into her eyes.
I don’t know what happens, cutie.
No one really does.
Some people believe you go to a place
Some people think you get reincarnated
and can come back
as another person
or even a cat.
Others think that you’re no longer in your body
but your energy
and your spirit
are still here *reaching my arms up into the air*,
and in here *pointing my finger to her heart*.
I do know that the trees
lose their leaves each year
and when they’re like that
they don’t really look alive.
But each spring
their leaves grow back,
in beautiful shades of green.
And I also know that you get to decide
what you want to believe in.
She looked at me
with hope in her gaze.
if I come back as another persons baby,
I wouldn’t want another Mom,
I would want you,
and I would come find you.
I would come find you too, cutie.
2 thoughts on “Mom, What Happens When You Die?”
great explNation !great explanation to a tough question !
The tenderness of this story, and the exquisitely beautiful way you told it, made me cry this morning. Thank you 🙂
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