Body still
Mind actively seeing out
Strangers looking in
Including self
Mirror at mouth
No breath
No voice
Can’t scream
Part of the soul
Stuck inside
Like a prisoner
With external friends
Trying to revive the body
At the scene
Feeling nothing of the physical attack
Like watching a dream
From outside in
And inside out
Inwardly smiling
At the outside me
Going with the flow
At what will be
With overall peace
Overtaking thee
Bodily sensations
Ceased to be
No heart pumping
Inside this personal cell
But came back to life
So I could tell
The body is not where
We really dwell
‘But you were dead’
They said to me
When I entered the room
For my friends to see
Well I am back now
I said to them
As they sat white as sheets
Wondering who to call
No family left for them to tell
They were the ones
Who were going through hell.

© C J Lewis, 2008


C J Lewis

Joined March 2008

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© C J Lewis, 2008

This was written from an experiences I had back in 2004 when I went to visit some friends in the Blue Mountains. I literally died in their loungeroom. No breath, no pulse, no heart pumping and I watched the entire episode of the experience from a higher plane of viewpoint. When I came back to the dimension of my friends they were trying to figure out who to call first – the ambulance or the police, and were somewhat amazed that I had re-surfaced back to the dimension of their living :)

This is not the first time I have had such experiences…I have been announced dead a few times in life including by doctors in hospital when I hemorrhaged after an operation to remove my tonsils at the age of 16. I came back an hour later at that time, much to the surprise of all who had come to say their supposedly final farewells, including the medical profession, who I am sure have seen this sort of event happen many times but don’t let on to the outside world of such events as they don’t seem to understand the strength of the spirit & soul.

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