Midnight Splendor

Midnight Splendor

A Poem by Nancy Lee Shrader

A 500 word poem



Midnight Splendor



In the light of midnight splendor

I feel my life slipping away

I see within my mind’s eye

The splendor of a bright new day


My life on earth now has ended

I’m floating high above the earth

In the brightness of God glory

My soul discovered my new birth


No more pain, no more sorrow

All my tears are wiped away

In the distance I see lost loved ones

My childhood friend Misty Mae


Aunts and uncles, all long dead

Grandma and Grandpa I do see

Clothed in brightness of God’s glory

Holding out their arms for me


Family members I never knew

They are so familiar to me now

Bright shining faces in the crowd

No one has a worried brow


A brilliant light beckons me on

Within the light I see God’s face

Smiling with His arms outstretched

A glorious rainbow ends my race


Color here has new splendor

Oh so much brighter than before

Clear water of the crystal sea

Rippling on the sands of heaven’s shore


Streets of gold, heaven’s highway

Jeweled street signs guide me on

Rivers flowing with milk and honey

At the breaking of this glorious dawn


Breaking dawn reveals God’s plan

The reason I was even born

All knowledge is mine to hold

Reasons why no one should morn


All the knowledge of the ages

Fills this tiny mind of mine

Walking on clouds in God’s realm

Standing amidst God’s shrine


Approaching the throne I kneel

Bow my head in homage to the King

Around me I hear gentle voices

All the angels around me sing


Singing of God’s great glory

I have reached my reward

Life on earth was just a moment

My life eternal with my Lord


Soul and body come together

No pain or sickness anymore

Yes I heard my Savior knocking

So glad now, I opened the door


I see a crown filled with jewels

My creator holds it up high

All my loved ones waiting

Welcome home I hear them sigh


Oh no don’t call me back

Please allow me to stay

I’m not of this world anymore

Oh dear family this I pray


I feel the shocking of my heart

Pulling me back through time

Away from my immortal body

Back to a world of filth and grime


This heart of mine fights return

Electricity’s burning sting I feel

My beating heart getting stronger

My life restored so surreal


Midnight splendor lost in darkness

Heaven’s light has drifted away

All my loved ones sadly waving

You’ll come again another day


I awake to artificial light

Not the brightness of before

Faces of live loved ones smiling

I’m back on earth once more


My first words to my loved ones

Next time my heart fails to beat

Let me go, don’t bring me back

At God’s table I’ll take my seat


Brightness, of my Savior’s light

Filled my soul with heavenly song

I tell you now; I’m not afraid to die

My eyes have beheld heaven’s throng


© 2010 Nancy Lee Shrader

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Reading this brings some sort of serenity and some kind of spiritual healing. I don't know if I should take reluctance to be alive again a negative tinge in this heavenly poem, but it sure does create some sort of deviation from the normal ones. You sure describe heaven in such an enticing way.

Keep Writing. ^___^

Posted 11 Years Ago

This poem is wonderful. It feels spiritually peaceful, and I can breathe in the freshen air as long as I keep on reading this page. You are such a talented poetess. Do not lose that magic in you.

Posted 12 Years Ago

im sorry to say this but i dont like to read poems so you lost me but you should keep writing

Posted 12 Years Ago

0 of 2 people found this review constructive.

A interesting idea I think it should be shorter though to distill the core

Posted 12 Years Ago

A beautiful and positive poem. The description and your story made the poem a pleasure to read. Thank you.

Posted 12 Years Ago

this is a beautitful glimpse of heaven here for us all to hold on to! I loved the imagery here well done a little long though maybe shorten it up but then I dont think there is a stanza that I would want to delete great job

Posted 12 Years Ago

This is a long gorgeous piece of poetry, the picture caught my eyes, after reading the poem you just couldn't pick a better pic. This write is powerful to me, Great job. :D

Posted 12 Years Ago

An overwhelming write but in a very good way. I'm very very impressed. This one was very emotional to me. I can't find the words to describe how it made me feel or to praise it. Outstanding!

Posted 12 Years Ago

Great write about that experience of near death...I have been there and I wanted to stay but God sent me back to fulfill my role on this earth..Sunflower

Posted 12 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

love the detail in this piece very beautifully done..overall I thought you did a splendid job on this... a very impressive write!!!

Posted 12 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Added on March 29, 2010
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Nancy Lee Shrader
Nancy Lee Shrader

Beckley, WV

Nancy Lee Shrader resides in Beckley, West Virginia. She is author of three books IS IT NOW? The End of Days! IS HE MESSIAH? Messianic Prophecies Revealed! And The Curse of Mayweather House Nancy Lee .. more..


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