IOI (7/4/1934 / Hebburn.Co Durham U.K)

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I am conscious and aware.
How can this be?
I see my body lying there
but I am free.

I see before, behind and up and down
Quite easily
I have more freedom than I’ve known.
Triumphantly.

I can ascend towards the light
which I can see.
Is it my choice have I the right
to disagree?

I still have tasks I wish to do.
I make my plea.
Quite suddenly I’m back into
my own body.

Somebody whisper quietly.
“He’s coming round.
My eyes open reluctantly
and I am bound

Again within the boundaries
I used to know
It is not time for my release
I cannot go.

Now death will hold no fears for me
because I know
Death is a friend who sets you free
from earthly woe.

11-Aug-07

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Poet, this reminded me of, 'Poe's' 'A Dream within A Dream, ' a spirit within a body. Death, isn't anything to fear. I have always thought of myself as a free spirit. Maybe, I am dead...LOL Brilliant and mysterious poem. 'I Enjoyed'.........
Are you sure you'd wanna come back? Nicely written Ivor, but sounds to good to refuse!