Heaven's Gate


Heaven's Gate

To stand upon the beach at dawn
as evening tendrils linger on...
To see the tides both ebb and flow,
is to bask in Heaven's glow.

To wander in the forest fair,
commune with all of Nature there...
To listen with ears of the heart
is to dine on Heaven's carte.

To feel within, the stir of life,
the secret touch beyond all rife,
to play a role in creation's act,
is Heaven's most affirming fact.

To look into a baby's eyes,
to kiss its tears, comfort its cries...
To hold it close unto your breast
is to Heaven's thrill, attest.

To gaze upon a morning star,
hear God's whisper, from afar...
Feel the Spirit's sweet embrace,
is to gaze on Heaven's Face.

To see His Love in your sweet smile,
to feel His Presence in your style...
To hear your heart and thus, relate,
is to stand at Heaven's Gate.

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cindi h 5 years ago

Thank you for your support. You follow me? I'll follow you! I LOVED this poem keep 'em coming.

Fay Paxton 5 years ago

As my Grandmother would say, "you put your foot in it." Just lovely!!

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saddlerider1 5 years ago

I stand at Heaven's Gate with every write and ponder Heaven and Hell and choices to take. Lovely scribe, I felt closer to Heaven's Gate than the gates of Hell..hugs

janbee 5 years ago

Very beautiful ,my friend....once again you have touched my heart!Blessings!

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Thank you, Janet, Girl! You have no idea how great it is to have a friend that appreciates poetry...let alone mine! Hugs!

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

cindi h, It is lovely to meet you! I so appreciate your visit and support!

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Fay, thank you! This poem is my epiphany...the culmination of over a half century of agonizing struggle to find my place, and fit into it, to find my purpose and fulfill it...God is good and I am thrilled to share the ride!

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Oh saddlerider! I am so glad you felt closer to Heaven's Gate, rather than Hell's!!! I would have to do a serious re-write had it not been so!!! Your verse takes me to both, and it is a journey I cherish, my friend, either way! HUGS!

mikeq107 5 years ago

Ok thats it TH:0)

You would have been a hit in Ireland..of course this is truly your Irish heratige coming out...I used to love hearing poets recite in the pubs of Ireland..

Mike :0)

mikeq107 5 years ago


" Oh Mother Dear

I,m Over hear

and never coming back

The bloody thing

that keeps me here

Is the fact I cant fly back

Obama took my taxes,

The banks reposed my home,

The intrest on my credit

has seen the end of this flying Gnome

So if you see my brother

who I heard was flying back

Tell him I want my wallet

and my bloomin girl friend back!!!

MIKe:)) ps that was fun

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

mikeq, Ireland is on me "bucket list"...one day...I have a date with the Blarney stone! LOL Can picture one of them pubs and a poet standing in front of the fire, weaving a tale as I drink a lovely glass of ale! As for your splendid poem here, it was a fun read! You are a natural! I love it! Made me smile! Thanks for the visit! Blessings!

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azure_sky 5 years ago from Somewhere on the Beach, if I am lucky :)

tnderhrt...THIS was absolutely beautiful! I will be a devoted follower!

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Ahhh, Azure_sky, I am thrilled! I look forward to reading your work and sharing mine! Is not this the most awesome place? It is people like you that make it so!

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samiaali 5 years ago

Hey tnderhrt23, I always know that I am going to love what I read when I visit you! Another gem! I vote up! :)

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

samiaali, and I so cherish your visits! Thanks!

duffsmom, many thanks!

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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

To reach Heaven's glorious gate

I feel i have arrived at home-plate

First base,second, then third

Finally reaching God's promised word.

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Indeed, Ruby, indeed! thank you!

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Micky Dee 5 years ago

Great write and warm thoughts for a morning espresso. Thank you tnderhrt.

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Again, thanks, Micky! (another smile)

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Plarson 5 years ago from Alabama

Tndr- Blissful ode to the amazing beauty of childbirth. I will become a grand pa for the 1st time hopefully the first week of April. -Paul

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Paul, You, my friend, are on the threshold of a most amazing journey! I am thrilled for you! There is little that compares to the joy of being a grandparent! It is truly God's reward for parenthood! I say that with a huge smile...for I thought parenthood, or at least, giving birth was the greatest joy there was! Now, as a single parent who had no help, raising them little angels was no easy job, and it is no small miracle that I lived to tell about it...but, my grandson, is my reward, and one that surpasses all! He makes every single tear I ever shed over my sons, worthwhile! I am happy for you! Buckle up, Paul, you are in for the ride of your life!

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