Immortal Spirits

And ever near us, though unseen,
The dear immortal spirits tread;
For all the boundless universe
Is Life–there are no dead!
–There Is No Death, John Luckey McCreery

Love ones part into death
Leave behind all who love
We mourn them when they part
Our lives change in many ways
Some don’t know where to restart
The days and night same routine
But, do they from the beyond
Know if they listen
They hear their love one’s spirit an believe
And ever near us, though unseen.

Loves ones still are here
Silently watching over all
Keep their diligent watch
Until our time of call
Upon the earth some wander
For they cannot rest, they travel instead
Far and wide they are restless
On some journey we do no know
Cannot pass to other side for they think they are not dead
The dear immortal spirits tread;

I wonder about immortal spirits
Why some stay around to watch us
Do they think like we do
Some do cause they let their present be known
They try to tell us they are near
But all we hear is nonsense verse
I try to seek out immortal spirits
Though I don’t contain the sense
Spirits distance themselves and traverse
For all the boundless universe

Are immortal spirits on a different plane
Somewhere hidden on other side
How would I unless, I join them
See how they look upon mortal humans
How would they view us;
What words would be spoken and said
I ponder again at spirits from beyond
Sounds like I will have to abide my time
Though if I can catch a glimpse before my deathbed;
Is Life–there are no dead!

April 9th Prompt: Write a simplified glosa. Begin by placing a quatrain by another poet at the head of your poem. Now write a four-stanza poem, with each stanza containing 10 lines and the 10th line being a line of your quatrain (stanza one ends with line one, stanza two ends with line two, etc.). The final challenge is to rhyme lines six, nine and 10. Diane Seuss has one titled “’Glosa’ at Rattle.”

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