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afterlife?

It is said
that when a pious person dies
his death’s to him “big cheer”
because he'll be united
once again with all
his dear departed family.
But is this true?

The answer lies
on whether he survives
his death,
and then within
a disincarnate state
in which there is
and unthin “him”
still capable
without a body or
a brain
of knowing or
of feeling anything.

Sorry, but I think
this notion of a happy life
as conscious souls
perceiving and perceptible,
united with
dead kith and kin
within some ghostish realm
above the earth
is nothing but a Gnostic fantasy
if not a lie.
Baldwin
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