This is something that came to me when thinking about Samhain, and the thinning veil, and the memories of my Partner and Dog, both now in the summerlands. Its my vision of my own eventual journey beyond the veil to meet them both again.
Through The Veil
I awake to feel the sun on my face,
All around me flowers bloom, as wildlife slumbers on,
Peace is all around, no road can be seen, nor any machine,
Just nature at her most inspired, at summers height full of life.
I turn to feel a familiar embrace,
A touch, a scent that warms my heart, how empty my arms have been without your touch!
The kind of love that needs no words, I recall a time of innocent youth, when we laughed like we would never stop. Soul mates we two, forever young.
That special love lost long ago. When the hand of fate dealt a terrible blow.
Only One could take me away, from this embrace with my greatest love
I can feel that you too are also near I bend to scoop you up in my arms,
I bury my face in the warmth of your neck, that doggy smell, that precious fur, the innocence as you wag your tail, the purist love I ever knew, the sweetest face, most faithful friend,
A bond so strong, once lost never found, till now as I hold you in my arms and dream of woodland walks we shared, watching season's turn, over 15 cycles of the wheel, and how I now days walk alone. Feeling the loss with every step with only Memories to bind you close.
Precious memories that I realise no longer cause me pain, the shadow of death has lifted
As I recall the loves I lost,
As I recall the veil that fell.
Suddenly, I feel I am being watched,
I turn to find my Lady smiling back at me,
"Did you not hear my call"? She asks,
"You are home my child I have led you through"
To the land of the forever young, where shadows never fall, and summer never ends,
Where pain and grief will never dwell".
I laugh out loud, the penny drops! Where else could I be but beyond the veil,
or in the land of dream?
Where would I find such utter joy? Such love such peace?
Where else beat the hearts and dance the souls of those that I have loved?
Nowhere else could I possibly be, the veil has lifted, I have crossed the Bridge!
I am home, my work is done our lady has set me free,
The Summerlands is where I dwell!
Promises made, now fulfilled, my circle again complete.
Loved ones by my side, ancestors, kith and kin, loyal friends together once more,
Ties that can't be broken again, ties that prove its true what we say:
That one day we will meet again, and know and love them all again.