Kaddish - Thoughts on the Beyond

What a mysterious journey lies ahead,

A mystical course

filled with hopes and dread.

For the next step

of what is to come,

is finding where we belong,

if we have a place in life’s beyond.


Soon, very soon,

the time will come

for us to move outside this place

to our future beyond.


To a space

of uncharted paths,

hidden outside our present boundaries

lost somewhere deep in the math,

of our thoughts

and our fears,

the sense of ever really even being here.


And then,

we have to go,

Some “where” that’s not here, but there.

For the time will come

for us and our loved ones to move on

to discover the “what if’s

in the existence of our life’s beyond.


May the fate of those who have gone on ahead,

be the best possible based on the lives they led,

and may our own passage

when we follow someday

also be tinged with life’s goodness

guiding us all on our way.