Questions and a Prayer For a New Born Baby

by Faye Diane Kilday

So, here you are once more; in a brand new perfect body;

An old soul with a brand new life to explore.

And my mind is filled with so many things I want to ask you,

So many questions that I've forgotten the answers to.

I don't want to ask you about your future, because who can

honestly say what lessons the school called life will bring

to you each day.

No, I want to ask you about the world you lived in before

coming back here.

Not your body of course, but your spirit my dear.

You see, it's been a long time since I was in Heaven last,

Although I know that by Heaven's calender not much time

at all has passed.

But you've just arrived through Heaven's door, escorted

by an angel as you were before.

And I feel sure that if you could speak you'd enlighten me -

Reminding me of the splendour that's Heaven's beauty.

But then, if you did do that I guess it could be true

That I might desire to go back home before my time on

earth is through.

So yes, perhaps it's best that whilst our souls live on earth

They forget the beauty they dwelled in before their rebirth.

And one day baby dear, sad as this is to say, for you too

Heaven's beauty will slowly fade away.

And when this sad time comes I sincerely hope and pray

That faith replaces your memory and your light shines

bright each day.

© Faye Kilday 2002

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