Lost Souls

Before we are born

we are undifferentiated

we are the eternal soul.

Upon birth, we are quickly told otherwise;

given personal, social and various other identities:

our temporary self.

Soon enough, some of us forget

every thing is a manifestation of the soul.

These are the lost souls.

With only their self identity,

one day they surely die;

for the gates to eternity are only open to the soul.

For those who retain their soul identity

life is heaven on Earth.