Conversation at the 'terminus'! 




BEFORE THE 'PEARLY GATES'

“Hi. Welcome. Your name…?”

 

“Hi. David. I’m David Crawford.”

 

“Let’s see… No, your not on that list, let’s look here… Erm… Where do you think you should be?”

 

“Pardon?”

 

“Where do you think you should be?”

 

“I don’t understand. I’m dead aren’t I?”

 

“Your terminology, David! As I can’t find you on my lists, I need to know where you think you should be?”

 

“Er… Heaven?”

 

“Okay...and what do you think heaven is like?”

 

“Well, somewhere that is ... err... beautiful.”

 

“That’s not very specific, is it! Let’s try this another way: Who is your God?”

 

“Well… God of course. I thought there was only one God. Why do you need to know?”

 

“Look, it works like this: When you come back to the Terminus, it is my job to send you to the right place. You aren’t on my list, which means you are only entitled to go to the place that you have visualised as being your destination… ahem… after you ‘die‘.  I can’t just send you anywhere!”

 

Well, I always thought of God being the father of Jesus, so I suppose an older version of Jesus.”

 

“And where does this God of yours live?”

 

“Erm… Ooh, I’m not sure about that…  On a cloud?”

 

“So be it, then, David. Take care not to fall. It is very hot down below, and you haven’t earned your wings yet.”

 

 

© Griffonner 2022





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Written on 2022-04-10 at 12:43

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Alan J Ripley The PoetBay support member heart!
This is one of the best I've heard Allen,
Nice to have a few laughs needed them.
Agreed with Afrodite, when I reach my final destination.
I always felt I would be asked smoking or non smoking.
2022-04-10


AFRODITE STATHI The PoetBay support member heart!
This is so beautiful and inspired.I think i could make the same conversation.A great reading!!!
2022-04-10