It came rumbling and rushing
Like a sudden flash. A loud blast
Everyone was caught aback
Terrified, confused. Helplessly trembling
Save for a sect. No fears!
It was quick and abrupt
The clouds swiftly rent into two. Zaam!
And gave way to the starry sight
Who could have imagined. A lamb slain; dripping
Seated on the throne with a lion’s face. No smiles.
There were beings on white everywhere
Energetic. Frantic in motion. With a sickle
Swiftly reaping the harvest in seconds. Viam! Saam!
There was no room for pleas or explanations
You’re either ripe or not; ready or left. No time.
People were running helter shelter. Outbursts of bitter regrets
Alarmed hearts, fearfully panting and aching. Kpum! Kuum!
Wishing and praying it was not true. Nowhere to hide
Reality dawned on them – it was now too late
And they couldn’t roll back the time. No more mercy
Screams and shoutings. Heaviness and hisses
Loved ones vanished. Passengers missed. Fiam! They’re gone
Others were left behind. They could now tell why
Their lives flashed on screens of silver revealing
Secret sins, hidden compromises, dirty garments. No one hidden
They stood face to face with eternity – not just preaching
It was no more news; no more excuse. And you can’t refuse
The tears and commotions. Shocking disappearances
Here and there. Shakings and quakings. Tiim! Zriie!
“Work on earth is now suspended as the King comes through the gate”
Then I woke suddenly, frightened and fidgeting
On my knees I fell, shedding tears of terror
Gratitude oozed lavishly, calmness rained and reigned
It was only a dream, I gently sobbed and realized
But it was so real, my heart yet heavy. Impassioned
It won’t take long before all eyes shall see him. Too soon!
CHIZI DANIELS ©