Spiritual Poem about Death

I came across a book by accident that inspired me to write this poem. I felt that I had found this book for a reason, was I being prepared, for something? I was soon to find out. A few months later my sister was diagnosed with cancer, she was only 49, she lost her battle just six weeks later, I now know that she is in this beautiful place and when my time comes I have no fear of joining her. This poem describes the world we go to and what is waiting for us when we pass to the other side.

Life Beyond

© Sue Walkinshaw
I feel the warmth upon my face as I enter the land of God's good grace,
Friends and loved ones gone before, waiting here beyond the door.
With open arms they welcome me, amazement in my eyes they see.
They look so well and at their best, beauty beholds them now they rest.

I walk across the grass so green, the greenest grass I've ever seen,
I jump and skip and bounce on air, it's almost like there's nothing there.
A sky of blue, not a cloud in sight, perpetual day no darkest night.
Every flower is in full bloom, undefined colours of every hue.

The streams and rivers crystal clear, no rubbish or decay found here.
The sea is calm and turquoise blue, I long to test it, wouldn't you?
The softest sand beneath my feet, at the waters edge where they both meet.
The warmest waters gently flow, bathing me from head to toe.

A city built of alabaster walls, where translucent light eliminates the halls.
Theatres of music and concerts too, magnificent galleries for all to view.
Amazing sights for me to see, I just wander in, there's no entrance fee.
Libraries stacked with books galore, history, science and many more.

The celestial sun does forever shine, it's a perfect temperature all the time.
Orchards here overflow with fruit, a taste in itself that is quite exquisite.
I'm told it will help my soul to restore, pick what I like, there is plenty more.
This ethereal plain is a pure delight, it's my new home, my God given right.

There is nothing here to cause me fear, the lord protects within his sphere.
An infinity of perfect peace, from the toils of earth I am now released.
I have landed on a higher realm, in perfect harmony to forever dwell.
So believe when I tell you my dear friends, you cannot die, life never ends.

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Published: Apr 2011

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  • I was very touched by this poem. We all want are loved ones to be at total peace and basking in the beauty Of a peaceful and wonderful land. I fell in love with the poem and kept thinking of my sister then I read the top about how it was written and it hit home even more you see I lost my sister who was only 49 to cancer just about 7 weeks after she was diagnosed.

    Donna Denoyer Submitted Aug 2012
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  • I lost my Darling Husband 3 yrs on the 6 September of cancer at the age 42. He was the love of my life I think of him every minute of every day and this poem gives me hope he's at peace. It is a really beautiful Poem.

    Burton Submitted Sep 2012
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  • I lost my son 3 years ago, and as a Christian Woman to lose a Son, this is the only thing that gives me peace, is to imagine as this poem so perfectly says! To think of my son in such a place as Heaven and that he waits for me. His Birthday is in 2 days and I celebrate it each year as if he were here. He was such a gift from God, He was such a good Son, and I Thank God for every second of the time I had with my son. I miss him something fierce.

    Seattle, Wa Submitted Jul 2013
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