(written for my late Dad’s 11th month in heaven, May 19th)
pulling me fast
in another dimension
out of my own world.
this swirling light
blinds me for a second
that escaped from oblivion
a lingering echo
like a melodious hymn
sings to me
whispering to my ear.
I recognize the sweet voice
before an apparition
came before me
a man donning an immaculate white clothing
is slowly approaching me
to where I stand
after this magnetic force brought me here.
cannot make out the image
at first glance
then out of the blue
saw his serene face
He is there very much alive
this dream sure feels like reality
but then just a by-product
of my imagination, hallucinations
my yearning to see him once more.
“You asked that I let you see me,
and so here I am, my daughter.”
a wide smile can be traced
on his peaceful countenance
as if the last sweetest smile
the last one he wore
before fighting that big C.
“As you can see I am also busy now here
in heaven, looking down upon you all there
and preparing your rooms as God asked me
as we welcome you all here one day.”
No, I haven’t stopped being your protector
though you can’t see me with your naked eyes.”
“I have simply became your angel, a shadow
that always follows you where ever you may go.”
time stood still
as I immerse myself
in this wonderful moment with him
with voices of angels around
assuring me my father was happy in his real Home.
his lingering sweet voice
still echoes in my mind
at times replying
to all questions
I keep on asking myself.
you see when I ask if
I could see him
he suddenly appears in my dreams…
Copyright Elizabeth E. Castillo 2013