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Poet in Heaven

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Poet deVine
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0 posted 03-26-2000 05:16 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Poet deVine



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 Angel’s wing
he perused it with great care
scratched his head and asked me
Please, to wait right there.

I waited nervously and thought
I'd be told hell is where I'm bound
then all around there came
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
and said that I should know
Heaven’s gates are always open
That’s where all poet’s go!

© Copyright 2000 Poet deVine - All Rights Reserved
Lost Dreamer
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1 posted 03-26-2000 05:25 PM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

Wow, I was in suspense through this and got to the last line and felt overwhelming peace.
Thanks for the splendid trip through your poem to the peace of God. I love it.
Nan
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2 posted 03-26-2000 05:32 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Whew.... We're all saved then... Thank the poetic gods.....
Lone Wolf
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3 posted 03-26-2000 05:33 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

Well, you had in suspense there for as you know I have written a few of those poems myself!!!  This was an excellent journey showing the grace and love of God.  I just love the last stanza!!!     

 Friends are friend forever if the Lord's the Lord of them and a friend will not say never cause the welcome will not end.
--Michael W. Smith
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4 posted 03-26-2000 05:45 PM       View Profile for lucky   Email lucky   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for lucky

Well. . . .

Does that mean "Jonathan Swift" who rot "A Beatiful Young Nymph Going To Bed" will be there too..?

 
Rosemary J. Gwaltney
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5 posted 03-26-2000 05:54 PM       View Profile for Rosemary J. Gwaltney   Email Rosemary J. Gwaltney   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rosemary J. Gwaltney's Home Page   View IP for Rosemary J. Gwaltney

I liked the poem, and then, reading the comments, I had to howl with laughter, remembering that astounding, hilarious, colorful gem by Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745) - if you guys haven't read it, you really should - it begins:
"Corinna, Pride of Drury-Lane,
For whom no Shepherd sighs in vain;"
and I don't think there's another one like it on the face of the earth!






[This message has been edited by Rosemary J. Gwaltney (edited 03-26-2000).]
monique
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6 posted 03-26-2000 06:32 PM       View Profile for monique   Email monique   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for monique

Did I say Marge is a saint
Well Poet deVine now you describe well
Why you are a saint too
And the rest of the world of poets
I can feel the love of LOVE in this sanctuary
You poem is divinely well done

monique


[This message has been edited by monique (edited 03-26-2000).]
Sven
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7 posted 03-26-2000 06:35 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Good DeVine. . .'cause if you're going to hell then I would surely be right behind you!!!

This was a great poem. . . I think people have always wondered if poets were *ahem* "Divinely inspired"!

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 That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

Michael
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8 posted 03-26-2000 06:52 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Well for the hell we poets go through - I think we all should go to heaven... Amen!

Great poem, Sharon, thank for the smile  


Michael
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9 posted 03-26-2000 07:01 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

PoetdeVine~

I believe !

Asking for 'DeVINE' intervention here !
~*Marge*~




 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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10 posted 03-26-2000 07:19 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Amen! *G* Great poem, PDV!
Mistikman
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11 posted 03-26-2000 08:10 PM       View Profile for Mistikman   Email Mistikman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mistikman

Heh, excellent work there deVine   No way you could be sent to hell  
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12 posted 03-26-2000 08:51 PM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

Well, there's one less thing to worry about... lol  
Cute poem!

 "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -Oscar Wilde
Dark Angel
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13 posted 03-26-2000 09:23 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Well Ms deVine, this was terrific, a great poem I really enjoyed it, Thanks for the smile  

 What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Samuel Coleridge




[This message has been edited by Dark Angel (edited 03-26-2000).]
Rex Allen McCoy
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14 posted 03-26-2000 09:53 PM       View Profile for Rex Allen McCoy   Email Rex Allen McCoy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rex Allen McCoy's Home Page   View IP for Rex Allen McCoy

I don't think I'd want to be the pessimist on this one ... no way ... not me

loved it
Rex}>{{{{o>
hoot_owl_rn
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15 posted 03-26-2000 10:17 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Loved it Sharon....all I can say is AMEN to that  
WhtDove
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16 posted 03-26-2000 11:21 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Sharon, hmmn...Going to hell? Only if I don't change my ways...j/k no really...

This is a good one, not what I expected, I'll see ya there my friend!
Alwye
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17 posted 03-27-2000 01:06 AM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

LOL, this is good to know, Ms. deVine.  So, we get an automatic in, do we?  Awesome!  Great work, I enjoyed it very much.  

 *Krista Knutson*

~*Only when trudging through the soul's darkest midnight can one truly appreciate the glory of the sunrise*~


Janet Marie
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18 posted 03-27-2000 01:15 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

creative and imaginative poem POET D...
Heaven or Hell...we all go together...
either way, its be one hell of Passions Party/LOL...
great job on this piece,
take care,jm

 Do you live by the book, do you play by the rules
Do you care what is thought by others about you
If this day is all that is promised to you
Do you live for the present, the future the past...
tracy chapman

 
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