Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Letter Addressed to the Dead By Jasen Sousa

Letter Addressed to the Dead

This letter is sent to spirits
as I search for wisdom
that exists beyond,
this life is not worth living,
I need to know what’s next
so I can stay strong and continue on.
I need to know if I will be able to see light
long after my eyes are closed,
I need to know if the soul is the real life
and if the body is just a disguise
that is cleverly covered and clothed.
Will I be able to see my loved ones again
that I miss so much,
will they appear the same and will
I still be able to hear their voice
and feel their loving touch?

Tell me which religion is most righteous,
which religion explains it all
and which religion is most divine?
If I believe in the wrong things
will it hurt my chances
of lasting throughout time?
Could you tell me what God looks like?
Is he black, brown or white?
What does he want from me?
I need to know if it has been Satan
or an unsettled spirit that follows
and continues to haunt me.
Tell me about Hell and tell me about Heaven,
let me know where I will spend the rest of my days.
Explain the secrets of the universe,

like how the sky turns from blue to gray
and who controls the sun and its rays?
Help me to better comprehend space,
it appears to last forever, but does it end?
I’m also interested to know if the wound created by war
between the West and East will be able to mend?
I hope you are not angry with my questions
and I apologize if in any way you have been offended.
I’ll be looking forward to a response
once I send it.

Just one more question,
where exactly is your address?
Should I make it out to the dead,
or should I make it out to death?
I’ll make sure to leave my location
where you can send your reply.
If you don’t have enough time
to answer all of my questions,
just answer the question,
what happens when you die?

Taken From
Selected Poems of Jasen Sousa
Comprised of works from:
Life, Weather (First Collection of Poems Written At Age 17) (Not In College)
A Thought and A Tear for Every Day of The Year: A Poetic Diary (Written Between ages 18-19) (Stint at Suffolk University)
Close Your Eyes and Dream With Me (Written During Early Twenties) (Bay State College)
Almost Forever (Written During Early Twenties) (Bay State College)
A Mosaic of My Mind (Written at Age 24) (Beginning Emerson College)

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