Clouds

Scarce clouds in the sky today,

wisping across a blue canvas.

A glint of light upon a metallic object,

that passes into a lone cumulus.

~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~

From my vantage point in a sailboat,

alone on the lake at summer camp,

the object remains hidden within the cloud;

it does not reappear on the other side.

~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~

Saucers in the sky, gathering together

at the end of history when the rapture

is expected to occur across the world.

Is the remnant being flown home?

~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~

Or will angels collect the elect,

from the four corners of the earth,

and bring them to the promised land?

We will not need spaceships,

because our bodies are spirit.

This song haunted me from my youth, until I learned the truth.

note: This poem is a polemic; in particular, a response to the imaginative scenarios in Neil Young’s After the Gold Rush, written after he had read a screenplay of the same title. Having grown up ignorant of the plan from Above, as recorded in kitvei kodesh (holy scripture), it was easy for me to fall into daydreaming about the possibilities mentioned in the song. Yet, scripture has provided me with greater clarity, concerning the aharit hayamim (end of days). I left the question somewhat open, for the sake of the reader, to ponder upon for oneself.

Author: Tzvi Fievel

I have B.A.'s in Psychology, and English; and, a certificate in psychophysical re-education; at current, I am exploring my third area of academic interest - ecology. My spiritual journey, through many transitions, culminated in taking the yoke of Heaven upon myself.

6 thoughts on “Clouds”

  1. ‘Saucers in the sky, gathering together

    at the end of history when the rapture

    is expected to occur across the world.’

    – I wonder if we’re getting close. I love your conclusion that ‘our bodies are spirit.’

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  2. “Is the remnant being flown home? Or will angels collect the elect, from the four corners of the earth,”.. so deeply thoughtful! There is much to reflect upon here.

    Liked by 1 person

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