Souls Passing Through

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I lived in New York when I wrote this poem. I wrote it about a year prior to 9-11-2001. After I wrote the poem I needed a picture to go with it and I became deeply inspired to photograph the twin towers in Manhattan to use it as my background picture. To get a good view of the twin towers, my fiancée (now my wife) and I traveled to New Jersey across the Hudson river facing the Manhattan skyline. It was a fun creative working date. Check out the picture posted with the poem here. it's a picture of me with my hands spread out like wings spanning the twin towers in the background. In retrospect I can see the prophetic nature of this poem as it was completed prior to that tragic and devastating event. The message is still very strong and relevant and probably will be until the end of time as we know it.

Souls Passing Through


We are souls passing through.
We will all leave this world behind;
there is a better place for me and you,
where we will find perfect peace of mind.

It is called heaven, our eternal home.
In the Father’s house there are many mansions;
Jesus Himself will all His children welcome
to paradise, a place of numerous dimensions.

We are souls passing through.
Our hearts must cling to the everlasting!
Eternity awaits me and you;
forever we will reign with our King!

We are souls passing through.
We have tasted and seen that the Lord is good;
we must stay on the path that is true,
and despise wickedness, hatred, and falsehood.

We are souls passing through.
We must choose to love and turn from strife;
the will of the Father you and I must do;
Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

By Ernst Louis

Submitted: February 11, 2019

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Wow. beautiful. Eternity is real

Mon, February 11th, 2019 2:47am


Thanks for reading and your kind comment, haywire. Eternity is certainly real and it is the future of every soul in one way or the other.

Sun, February 10th, 2019 7:13pm


The picture and poem are beautiful. Nicely done, Prince EL

Mon, February 11th, 2019 2:54am


Thanks for reading and for the kind compliment, jmm. :)

Sun, February 10th, 2019 7:10pm

Gloria Dale

Oh, how true and beautiful. Amen! This life is not the end.

Mon, February 11th, 2019 4:23am


Gloria, thank you so much for reading and for leaving a comment. There is indeed so much more beyond this life. :)

Mon, February 11th, 2019 3:10am

NaQeeba Zafar

Beautiful and mesmerizing! Eternal life explained exquisitely!

Thu, January 23rd, 2020 9:01am


Thank you, kindly. This is a future to be desired above all else. I appreciate your kind feedback.

Thu, January 23rd, 2020 6:38am

Sharief Hendricks

Difficult to accept most times...

But this life is only the beginning....

"Souls Passing Through"

Wed, June 24th, 2020 1:52pm


Amen to that! It's good and humbling to keep things in the right perspective. Thanks, Sharief.

Wed, June 24th, 2020 1:02pm

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