So I have read books
Books inspired by God
Scripted by men
Opportuned with glimpses of heaven
Yet words never describe reality in full
I wonder what the books failed to cover

So I have been told tales
Tales sweeter than all I’ve heard by the fireside
That left my imagination wild
Yet tales never end only shortened
I wonder the full tales of heaven

So I have been enamoured
Enamoured by crafts of men
Deep into the earth
Far up in the sky
Wide across the ocean
Yet man himself is limited
I wonder what the Immortal Son has made from gold

Death affords me a ticket
A ticket to God’s wonderland
To help my wonder
To behold God’s glory
Death in Christ
Any day
Any place
Any time
What honour!

Kwabena Eddie Mankata (c) 2016