My Near Death Experience

Posted by on Dec 11, 2009 in 2009, Choken Word, Peace, Recovery


The shot heard round the world
was in my head as I was released instead
from this body of restraints as I sped
through a long vortex of light while my body still lay in bed.

I was being led by entities it would seem.
As they beamed knowledge and probed my body
inserting machines as if I were their long lost prodigy.
As if they had been patiently waiting for me.

Tiles of moving color of a geometric dome
enveloped me in a cocoon and welcomed me home.
I could sense my father as if he were right there.
As if he had been waiting, playing basketball near.

I could feel the energy that flows throughout the universe.
I could see in an instant stars and galaxies giving birth.
As I laid witness to infinity and its totality
I understood the pain and suffering and its banality.
I remembered the body I left as it lay down below.

I thought how silly this whole experiment had been.
How life is like waiting in line for a prize that we all win.
That the physical life is a price we must pay
To experience all of this beauty and eternity one day.

A calming light pulled me closely to it.
It told me without words not to forget.
That there are deeds left undone I still must do.
That I must go back down and love my family anew.
That I could always return to the light that I now know exists.

And then like a car bomb I was blown back down.
My consciousness hit hard and enveloped the ground.
As I opened my eyes I knew what I saw.
Sacred patterns illuminated a beautiful white dove.
That peace was inevitable and it comes from above.

Written in honor of the one year anniversary of my first brain surgery (12-10-08) and for all who have felt like they have experienced death and lived to tell the tale.



  1. Akbar Lightning
    December 13, 2009

    don’t have the words, thanks for sharing your profound journey, thanks for taking the time to express yourself, for taking the time to care about others, you are an inspiration to me.


  2. globatron
    December 13, 2009

    Shucks Akbar. You are making me blush. I believe life is too short to not share the journey with others. And this is just the beginning. It’s like we are waiting in line at the airport.

    People have to go through hell waiting to catch their plane. Sometimes it snows and the planes are grounded. Sometimes you’re late and you have to catch another departure. Sometimes you are bumped off the flight, etc. But we all eventually catch our plane and get to our destination. It’s all just a matter of timing.

  3. Logocentric
    December 14, 2009

    this is beautiful. i am amazed and strangely comforted about my mortality. what a journey, man.


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