Man Posts Moving Heaven Poem On Facebook, Dies Next Day

Dusten Carlson - Author

Aug. 13 2013, Updated 11:26 a.m. ET

A North Carolina man was killed in a tragic car crash the day after posting a “moving” poem about dying and going to heaven on his Facebook wall.

Shane Dale Anders, 43, was killed in an early morning car accident after losing control of his SUV and flipping several times on Interstate 40 in Asheville.

He was pronounced dead on the scene Friday.

Authorities said that he was not speeding, driving drunk and was wearing his seatbelt. He died of severe head trauma, and, according to State Trooper Kelly Rhodes, was “attempting to merge right and realized he didn’t have room and overcorrected.”

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But it’s what Anders left on his Facebook wall the day before he died that is newsworthy today. His Facebook page, verified by several readers who apparently knew him, hosted a moving poem about dying and going to heaven.

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Eternal Life

I had a dream of a place where everything was at peace.
There was no more pain, no hurting or crying,
A place where death forever ceased.

There was no more hunger or disease
Nor, nations rising up against each other.
All pride and jealousy were swallowed up in the final battle.

The King has returned, so let us all rejoice.
We all gathered there to meet
As people assembled to pay homage at His feet.

Even the creatures on earth and in heaven came to proclaim
His eternal, sweet and precious name.
There we will reign with Him forevermore,
As we crowned Him King of kings and Lord of lords.

I am surrounded by thousands and thousands
Of angelic hosts singing His praises.
Oh, what a sweet sound which will continue throughout the ages.
I turned to see our loved ones who had gone on before us
We rejoiced with each other as we joined the endless chorus.

Our new bodies, how perfect we are designed.
Oh, the wisdom and knowledge of God
How unsearchable are His ways,
There will be joy and peace throughout the eternal days.

There in that holy place forever we will be,
The earth shall be full of His knowledge and glory
As waters that cover the sea.

When I woke up from that beautiful dream
I gave thanks to Jesus Christ my Savior, Who will forever reign supreme.
So, read to me the Word of Life page by page
God’s eternal love will never age.

I Corinthians 15: 51-55

Behold, I show you a mystery: We shall not all sleep,
but we shall all be changed,

In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last
trump; for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised
incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this
mortal must put on immortality.

So, when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption,
and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be
brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed
up in victory.

O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

Romans 8: 18

For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not
worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

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Many comments on Shane Dale Anders’ Facebook page are RIP posts and condolences to his family and friends. His page lists him as a juvenile corrections worker who studied sociology.


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