The Great Beyond

The watcher of the good-night
found human souls
So he avoided them whenever possible
For their sorrow and
Made his job all the more difficult

In their grief, they would remain
by the side of the wanted
interfering greatly in the task he was there
to complete

He was to escort the soul
to the great beyond
the next level
heaven, hell, purgatory

they were all the same
and he found the preoccupation with
them exhausting

Plus it really made his job hard
all those questions of
why are you here
where am I going
will I see so and so there

He didn’t know any
of the other souls who’d
so many over time
and he didn’t like speaking in human

So he waited, he had to
the human sorrow,
greed, grief, and medicine
always medicine

Until he could get the soul
alone, convince it to come
where it was needed
and to leave behind
the bothersome humans

of whom the soul
was no longer one of

since it was passing
to the great beyond


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