The Other Side, Part 32

Spirit Guide asked me where ASG 1 and ASG 2 wanted to go next time. I looked at them and got the impression that they wanted to contact Col. J.B. Strong.

I said goodbye to them and told them to take care of themselves. They went into the East Woods.

After the session the following words came to me in a poem entitled TRANSFIGURATION.

Civil War Reenactors at Shiloh

TRANSFIGURATION

 

The Dead rose up from the killing field

And reformed in company fronts.

They dutifully stood in silent ranks

And waited for their orders to come.

A fellow of theirs addressed the muster

And thanked them for their service.

The country owed them a debt of gratitude

For the lives they had given were precious.

They had been in this dimension so long

And had not been released to go home.

He promised them their sojourn was over

And they were returning from whence they had come.

Looking out on the assembly

He felt such sadness and pride.

These men had given their all for a cause

That had been slated to die.

They stood at attention in the field

Over which they three times advanced.

Their life’s blood had flown freely

But they didn’t really stand a chance.

So goes the story of the foot soldier

In countless battles and wars.

They are called on to attack

Although scared to their soul’s very core.

The speaker took one last glance

At all the heroes of old.

He raised his standard and it glowed

As he watched all the host sudden go.

Their long wait was now over

The curtain could now descend.

They were transfigured to the Other Side

To be with family and friends.

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About Civil War Reflections

Vernon has been a Civil War buff since childhood, but had been inactive in Civil War history for over two decades. However, in the early 1990s his interest was rekindled after watching Ken Burns’ “Civil War Documentary” on PBS. He particularly became interested in the Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg) and decided to learn more about this epic struggle.
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