"A Better Place"

Happy
beyond imagining
I see you frolicking
there in the garden
your hair flying
your dress fluttering
you run beside the unicorn
bury your face in its silver mane
then look up and laugh into heaven
you rest among the flowers
there in the garden
in Eden
warm and golden
the primeval sun
plays on your hair
your eyes catch the light
and cast it back
in a myriad sparkling reflections
there beside the river
of life, the trees with leaves of healing
I glimpse your beautiful face
aglow with the glory of God.

Our eyes meet
indestructible now
the bond of friendship between us
entwined with a knowledge
transcending speech
indubitable now
a future of forever before us
in the arms of the greatest love
we wink at each other and smile
in joy too deep for
words.

28.2.2004