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A Poem About Mankind and The Universe: Heaven's Gate

Updated on October 17, 2016
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Jo has been an ITU nurse at the London North West NHS Trust for 14 years. She obtained her RN at University College London Hospital.

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Heaven's Gate


Out of nothingness a big bang

The universe from darkness sprang

Creating worlds and asteroids

From giant matterless cosmic voids



Born of chaos and disorder

Follow rules of natural order

To create primordial home

Far beneath celestial dome



And we travel through time and space

Moves with imperceptible pace

Pass the sun to galactic core

Enthralled by worlds yet to explore



Curious; we gaze with wonder

Dreaming of the wide blue yonder

Marvel at the awesome notion

Life in perpetual motion



In our brief earthly existence

Bound by gravity resistance

Can we transcend the confusion

Life out there pure illusion



We yearn to fly elements of stars

Earth Venus Jupiter and Mars

Memories echo yesterday

Time far beyond the milky way



The elusive Eden we seek

Will surrender its great mystique

Will angels wait at heaven's gate

Where fate of man they will debate



Will he return to save man's soul

Will worlds explode into black hole

Cosmos expanding growing fast

To unite in one final blast

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Hi Eric, glad you enjoyed the poem. Appreciate the visit, my best to you.

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      Eric Dunbar 3 years ago from New Orleans

      Great poem!

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Hi John, I suppose we will all find out soon enough. Thanks for stopping by, much appreciated.

      My best to you.

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      John MacNab 4 years ago from the banks of the St. Lawrence

      Mankind, in its many religions, believes that there is a life after death - I hope we're right. Nice one.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Susan, glad you enjoy this, thanks for taking the time, much appreciated.

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      Susan 4 years ago from India

      Beautiful Poem with beautiful pics. Thanks for sharing. Voted up.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Hi Jackie, so nice to see you! Thank you for taking a look at the poem, I'm glad you liked it. Yes, the universe is nothing if not ironic. :)

      Have a great Sunday and my best as always.

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      You point out Jo; in my opinion, the irony of the black hole or the big bang. I really like this.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Hi Rasma, thanks for stopping by, much appreciated. Have a wonderful weekend and my best to you.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Hi Eddy, always a pleasure! Hope you're enjoying a fabulous weekend, my best to you and the family.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      A great read tobu.

      Eddy.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      An incredible journey into the universe and awesome pics.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Hi Vinaya, lovely to see you!....Many people find it impossible to accept both these concepts, but I believe you are absolutely right. Take care and my best to you.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

      I believe creation theory as well as evolution theory. One is the matter of faith, other is the rationality. Thanks for sharing this profound composition.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Hi Chris @cam8510, so glad you enjoyed the poem. Life and the universe is indeed awe inspiring, and we are undoubtedly linked in so many ways. Thank you for reading and commenting, much appreciated and my best to you.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Hi Suzette, thank you for the terrific comment, this one was a little special for me, I'm thrilled that you enjoyed it. A real pleasure to see you, take care and my very best.

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      Chris Mills 4 years ago from Missoula, Montana at least until March 2018

      Beautiful and thoughtful poem. This verse captured my attention. It is the awe that makes us wonder. It is the curiosity that drives us to explore. Thank you for this well written poem.

      Curious; we gaze with wonder

      Dreaming of the wide blue yonder

      Marvel at the awesome notion

      Life in perpetual motion

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      Suzette Walker 4 years ago from Taos, NM

      Wow! This is quite a wonderful poem. Your meter and rhyme are perfect. I also love all the images you chose for this poem - just perfect. I can tell you put a lot of work and effort into this piece.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Hi Graham, how lovely to see you!..I do appreciate the visit and wonderful comment. There are many questions for sure, maybe enlightenment comes at the end of this incredible journey, but regardless; it's quite a ride!! :)

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Jo. Beautiful. Your words and pictures are a delight. I have to wonder what it is all for, why are we here. We are less than a speck of sand in the scheme of things. So well expressed.

      voted up and all.

      Graham.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Martin, from the master....always a pleasure. I hope you're having a wonderful day, my very best to you.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Faith, I'm so very please to know that you've enjoyed the poem. Thank you for the wonderful comment, the vote and share. Always a pleasure to see you, have a lovely day and my best to you and the family

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      "Must give us pause" Thank you for spreading your wonderful talent.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Wow, dear Jo, this is phenomenal poetry here! Yes, just thinking of it all, is overwhelming, with its wonders and magnificence indeed!

      You have chosen the perfect imagery for this stunning piece of work here, although your words provide such vivid imagery that they can stand on their own!

      Up and more and sharing

      Thank you beautiful friend,

      Faith Reaper

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Joelle, I responded to your very kind comment but it seem to have disappeared somewhere in cyber-space, so thank you again for taking the time and my best to you.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Wetnose, always a pleasure!!

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      wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

      Gives a person a lot to ponder.

      Great one.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Thank you Jamie, you know that from you, this means a lot. Take care and my very best to you.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Pamela, I'm so glad you enjoyed this, thank you for taking the time and for the wonderful comment. My best to you as always.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

      What a grand reflection done with style and confidence. Thank you Jo for this great read. Jamie

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Hi Olesya, wow...you've managed to place a comment, well done and much appreciated. I'm so glad you liked it, my best to you.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Hi Blossom, yes this is a massive topic to tackle. However; I try to go where my feelings take me, at the moment it's way out there. :) thank you for taking the time, much appreciated and my best to you.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Hi Lisa, thank you for stopping by, I very much appreciate your kind comment and so thrilled that you enjoyed the poem. My best to you.

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      Pamela Oglesby 4 years ago from United States

      This is such a beautiful poem that give you much to consider. Your pictures are fantastic and really enhanced the poetry very nicely.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Hi Flourish, always a pleasure to see you. I'm so glad you liked the poem, thank you for the visit and the great comment. My best to you.

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Your poetry is just beautiful, Jo! I love your choice of pictures; very beautiful, almost surreal! We are so small compare to the immensity of the universe; it gives us the chance to think a lot. When I think of your questions.... I could have chosen a few of them :-)

      Enjoy the rest of the week!

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      Olesya 4 years ago

      Love it! Thanks:-)

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      You have chosen an enormous topic for your poem, but deal with it so well. When we reach Heaven's Gate we'll discover all the answers. The universe is an amazing creation and your poem is beautiful. Bless you!

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      Lisa Williams 4 years ago

      I really loved this profound and beautiful poem! It flows with an impeccable rhythm. Thank you for sharing this, I voted up!

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      FlourishAnyway 4 years ago from USA

      This was a good poem, and I enjoyed it as well as the supplementary photos. When you look at the larger -- much larger -- scheme, it's so easy to feel tiny but part of something grand and masterful.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Frank, all I can say is....I'll pay you later. :) Much appreciated, have a wonderful day.

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      everything about this poem is amazing, breath-taking sincere, and is boosted with the photos ..tobusiness you out did yourself voted simply awesome!!!!

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Hi sallybea, I'm so glad you liked this. Thank you for stopping by and for the great comment. There are always more questions than answers, I guess one day it will all make sense. Take care and my best to you.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Devika, lovely to see you. Thanks for the wonderful comment, always appreciated. Have a lovely day.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Hi Kim, thank you so much for the visit and very kind comment, much appreciated. My best to you.

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Jo,

      I love the beat, the rhythm, the flow. You are such a gifted writer with your ability to write poetry and then put together awesome prose.

      V+ My friend!

      Kim

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 4 years ago from Norfolk

      So many questions and so few answers. Only time will tell! Loved the careful selection of the images to frame the words. Nice one! Thank you for sharing - tobusiness

      Sally

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      A Poem About Mankind and The Universe: Heaven's Gate always a good hub from you, poetry or the informative hubs are all so interesting, useful and leaves me with endless thoughts. Our universe is a beautiful place faced with rough edges

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Jodah, so very nice to see you! Thank you for taking a look at this, it means a lot. :)

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Hi annart, that is it exactly. :)

      Thank you for stopping by, much appreciated. Have a wonderful day.

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      John Hansen 4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Beautiful rhyming poem (the type I love), along with amazing images and a great message. Voted up.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Hi bill, always such a pleasure to see you, thank you for always being there. So glad you enjoyed it.

      Blessings to you also.

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      Ann Carr 4 years ago from SW England

      Yes, great rhythm. A poem that makes one reflect on the immensity of our world and universe, the role we have in it, its beauty and its wonder. Lovely.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Poetry that rhymes is so difficult and you managed it very well with an excellent flow and rhythm. Well done, Jo! The perfect way for me to start my day.

      blessings always

      bill