Oh, how we love life on this earthly plane!
We’ve lived here for years, and it’s our main
Desire to stay here with all we know and love.
Even the stars that shine so brightly up above
Are part of where we now stand–
Whether alone or hand-in-hand
With the ones we love best
Or alone to fight and face the test
That comes to us all,
Both big and small–
We come to the time where we must travel back
To that place of our beginning, where we first learned the knack
Of life on Earth and the parents we chose–
The friends, the loved ones, the teachers, the foes–
All were ordained and were part of our plan
Before we came here and forgot it was our hand
That chose this life, this place, this body, this span
Of years, and those we came back to meet
To make up for past mistakes and chores to complete–
This Earth has been our school and our time to correct
Past mistakes, and learn to expect
The best from ourselves and others near us,
To let them know that they need not fear us
Along their journey as we walk together
With those with whom we’ve made a tether
Of life, and hope and dreams and love—
To share that angel-light from above
When at last we leave this Earth,
And come back to the place of our real birth–
We’ll know then that Earth was school, and not our home—
Where we tried to make our lives a poem;
An anthem of wrongs made right–
And walk away from futile fights–
And bridges and roads and turns not taken
This time around, and no mistaking
Where we went off the track.
We came to Earth to take back
What we destroyed in our ignorance.
We returned for another chance
To learn and make right what was wrong
That this is home; this is where we belong!
Where everyone we love; family, lovers, pets and friends–
Are together at last with love that never ends.