In The Blink of an Eye, All will be Revealed

My 10 year old daughter asked me about the rapture as described in Revelation, the last book of the Holy Bible.  I explained it as softly as I could attempting to prevent her from having any fear.  This poem says what I couldn’t say to her.

In the Blink of an Eye

My daughter and I
read a story today
It was about when
He comes and takes us away

I couldn’t dare tell her
that when the times comes
she’ll see.
That she’ll be with Him,
looking down here at me.

The truth of it all
is somewhat hard to tell.
To a child whose innocence
I know oh so well

Although I do good
and the next right thing always
There are many actions in life
that I’ll have to explain

And while she’s there waiting
and hoping to see me
I’ll be here on earth working
For them both to believe me

That in this life freely given
I’ve taken some wills
Mistakes, oh so many
Lies a plenty but still,

I believe when the time comes
In the blink of an eye
Goodbyes said already
I’ll be left here to try

Fear not
for I know
that my time clock
Is ticking

And I know
that my deeds
of this day
will help gift me

A place there with her
And with Him
And with you
I’ll just have to keep pushing
Til my time here is through.


About goplayintraffic

My Blog, which began as a mommy blog and turned into a writing website,, is the product of my years of being home with my children and trying to find ways to keep myself sane. I have always had this feeling, coming from a single mother, that I have to contribute financially and that I have to be able to take care of myself and my children. having been married, being a NYC school teacher, having four children, living in Newtown, CT and trying to find a way to get through each day with a smile has always been something I've strived for. My stories, articles and poems will do a lot of things but mostly make you feel. I think that is what is so wonderful about having the ability to write. I have been given the gift of taking my emotions and transferring them to written word. Once that is done, I can share those words with others who may feel better, maybe just for a moment, but better nonetheless having read my words. I am glad you are here and hope you will stay:)
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