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Death of a Poet

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Poet deVine
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I stood in line at the Pearly Gates
waiting my turn to enter there
wondering if I would be turned away
and saying a little prayer.

Two men before me were consigned
to the fiery depths of hell
one a lawyer of some renown
the other one named Fidel.

I stood up next and prepared
to be questioned on what I wrote
after all those naughty poems,
surely, I would be smote.

My record held in Angelís wing
he perused it with great care
then scratched his head
and asked me to wait right there.

I waited nervously I thought
to be told hell was where I was bound
then all around there came to us
a booming, laughing sound.

A light approached from everywhere
and before me stood one so grand
I immediately fell to my knees
and kissed his Godly hand.

"Will I be sent to fiery depths
to burn forever more
Have I not done some good in life
to avoid that hellish shore?"

He smiled at me and took my hand
saying by now that I should know
Heavenís gates are always open
'cause thatís where all poets go!
© Copyright 1999 Poet deVine - All Rights Reserved
Alwye
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1 posted 07-04-99 12:40 AM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

Well, I am glad to hear that, deVine. I love the idea. All poets automatically in heaven...sounds good to me! Great job!

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*Krista Knutson*
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2 posted 07-04-99 12:50 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

If its true that poets go to heaven some fine day
Why are some still telling me to go the other way?
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3 posted 07-04-99 12:57 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

I doubt if Heaven is where I'm bound, but it is quite entertaining.

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Patience is a virtue, but virtue has never been one of my redeeming qualities.

Craig
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4 posted 07-04-99 08:35 AM       View Profile for Craig   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Craig

Another fine Poem, loved the hellish shore bit

( Does this mean I can write anything I want or is this going to heaven clause only open to real Poets? )
Poet deVine
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All poets go to heaven. Do you know how you were chosen to be a poet? Poets are bits of stardust blown from the hand of God.


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Great poetic wisdom!
elvira
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7 posted 07-14-99 02:41 PM       View Profile for elvira   Email elvira   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for elvira

Poet deVine, i really like your style...keep writing, heaven can wait a while

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Fred Hobbs
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8 posted 07-14-99 09:16 PM       View Profile for Fred Hobbs   Email Fred Hobbs   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Fred Hobbs's Home Page   View IP for Fred Hobbs

Poet,

I'm glad you've met Saint Peter
It's very good to hear
That he likes rhyme and meter
And poets need not fear

sandman
(missed this one first time around...it's a good one!)

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9 posted 07-14-99 09:54 PM       View Profile for quote99   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for quote99

The meter got off a little here and there and it sounded strained in some parts.
 
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