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A poem, I can only imagine

Updated on March 21, 2013
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I am a writer of poetry and fiction. I especially love flash fiction. My name is Ruby, and I live in Southern Illinois. I am a retired R.N.

I can only imagine what it will be like here on Mother earth when God descends and announces " our time span has expired "

The wonder, The fright, The confusion, The excitement, each hoping we had done what God had required

The bickering, The fighting, The hate toward anyone different will finally come to rest

Will we be filled with happiness, assured we had done our very best ?

Or will we be reminded of the intolerance shown to others who observed a different belief ?

The persecution toward the Gay community. The Teens committing suicide

Due to embedded grief

Did we give? Did we offer The Widow's mite?

Did we volunteer our service to help feed the poor?

Extending our hand to shed a hopeful glimmer of light

Did we look away when the homeless man appeared at our front door?

Did we open wide?

Or did we silently ignore?

So many questions God will surely ask on this fateful last day on earth

There is no doubt some will feel sorrow

While others will express jubilant mirth

Thankfully this fateful day has not yet occurred on our precious Mother earth

There is still time for hearts to change

God is still waiting for his people to reclaim their rightful spiritual rebirth.


My inspiration for writing this piece is from reading, " Deep in the shadows " by The poet Vincent Moore. Hopefully it will cause us all to reflect on a more giving and loving life here on earth.

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      FloraBreenRobison 5 years ago

      This is an excellent poem about important questions we ask ourselves. In my attempts to to bring myself out of the situation I now find myself in, there are always people who tell me all I'm trying to do is make myself out to be a victim. Excuse me? Did I say I was or was I just trying to get help and someone changed the subject?

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      b. Malin 5 years ago

      A Beautiful Hub with a lot of Soul Searching in its message...very meaningful and deep, "Always Exploring"...A Poem with a lot of unanswered questions, but so well written...makes the reader think.

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      Tammy 5 years ago from USA

      A beautiful poem spoken with wise questions. I agree that "God is still waiting for his people to reclaim their rightful spiritual rebirth." When will they reclaim him? Thanks for sharing this wonderful poem!

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      Thought provoking.. a call that many need at this age and time.. we shall pray they heed the voice divine... Beautifully written.

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      Augustine A Zavala 5 years ago from Texas

      One day we'll have the answer...

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      You raise thought provoking questions! Thank you!

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      In my opinion that day will come soon. Joyce

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      Sky9106 5 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      It demands that our thoughts be aligned. As it also reminds in Galatians 6:7 The one that I will cherish the most, as you honestly beat me to publishing my poem I just finished writing called

      "It's coming"

      I will also look up that poet, it's how much your poem soars.

      I will say no more than : Beautiful! Give God the praise.

      Great great words "AE"

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Flora, I'm not sure what you are referring to, but people can be cruel sometimes with statements, judging another's position in life is best left alone..I think i would have to walk in your shoes to know your needs..I'm happy that you came to read this and i hope you get the help you need. I know you are limited in your movement, but you do beautiful work..I am happy to be a follower..Cheers

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello b. Marlin, This was written with me in mind as well as others. It is a lot to think about..It just seems to me that if people could look at another and not have negative thoughts, we could all live in a better world. Thank you for a thoughtful comment..Cheers

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      FloraBreenRobison 5 years ago

      It is not necessary to know the reference. But yes, it is related to my limited mobility and how there is a more difficult time for me in getting a job than it is for others. This poem was a big help in my mind.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Up, useful, and awesome AE. Such a very meaningful poem you have written here. Very powerful and such a useful message we should all follow.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Wow... lovely and thought provoking poem. That day will certainly come. We just don't know when.

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      sofs 5 years ago

      With outstretched arms He awaits our return and there shall be great celebration in heaven when we our repent.. I am so happy that you chose to write on this subject.. we need these reminders all the time.. well done Ruby!!

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Well done Always... you are a blessing with something that always touches te heart.

      Hugs

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hrllo tipoague, Thank you so much for commenting, and i do agree, God is waiting for us all to reclaim our spiritual rebirth.. Cheers

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      drbj and sherry 5 years ago from south Florida

      Would it not be wonderful, Ruby, dear,

      If when that day comes, we all are still here.

      Thank you for this thoughtful, inspiring message.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Shimmering Dawn, What a beautiful comment..Thank you so much for reading..Cheers

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      I believe heaven and hell are in the earth. We don't have to seek else where. We have been gifted with a wonderful life and the world, however, we are making it seamy.

      Your poem is thought provoking.

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      mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Always, What a nice sentiment you brought to us. It will be hearts like yours that lead the way to better times and kinder places.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello A.A., I know someday we will know the answer..I'm sure we know very little about the real truth, but if we could just be kinder to people while we wait for the truth..Thank you for coming..Cheers

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Audrey, The questions are for me as well. I could do so much more. A young Male teen committed suicide not far from me. He was Gay. He was bullied in school, plus his parents didn't support him. Something is terribly wrong with this, when a child would rather die than live. If someone could have reached out to him...Thank you..I appreciate your comments....

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Writer, Thank you for reading and commenting..Cheers

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      Martie Coetser 5 years ago from South Africa

      So typical of my dearest friend, Ruby.... Without prejudice, just willing to pour out her love on everybody and all. Voted up and amazing :)))

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      Caroline Marie 5 years ago from Close to Heaven

      Great message and beautifully written Always. Voted way up!

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      Xavier Nathan 5 years ago from Isle of Man

      A beautiful poem with a great message. Thank you.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Sky, Writing about the end of time is not a topic i enjoy , but there is so much talk about it occuring soon. We don't know that, nobody knows. It just seems we could be a kinder, more gentle people. Even if one is not a believer,how much better life would be if we had love in our hearts toward all people..Thank you for coming by my place...

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Flora, I understand your comment better now..I'm glad that this helped you in some way..Thank you..Cheers

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Ricky, Nice to see you..Your comment is appreciated..Cheers

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Elena, Good to see you..Thank you for reading and leaving a thought provoking comment...

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Sophie, I would much rather write about the beach, but after reading Vincent's poem, i felt we all could do better until that day arrives. I'm thankful you thought it was well done...

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Rolly, Thank you so much for telling me it touched the heart..

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello drbj, I like your poem, and yes it would be nice to be alive on that day..So many different beliefs about the end of time. What ever will be, will be, but while we wait, why not spread more compassion toward all people. Thank you so much..Cheers

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      cleaner3 5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      I love this, very inspirational.

      The imagination becomes reality when you ask yourself these questions

      Voted up, Good write.

      All should read

      Thanks for stirring my imagination and self realization

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Vinaya, My Sister Mary has the same belief as you, and it's a beautiful belief, more reason to spread cheer and be kind to our world..Thank you for reading and commenting..

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Mck, Did you read Vincent's poem? It caused me to think deeply about life. I'm no kinder than anyone else, i have my days when i fight greed and want to be a kinder person..Thank you for sweet words..I'm hoping you have the coffee pot going.....

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Wonderful poem Ruby. This is so thought provoking, a meditation for all. May we be ready when the Lord puts in his appearance. May our selfish hearts be renewed and we stop to think about others. Many of us never stop to see what others might be facing, it's always about "me" and "I". We need to face ourselves and see the truth.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Martie, I'm afraid i am not as good as you see me. When I see the wealthy in the world who looks away from a starving people i feel a deep dislike, i guess some would call that a type of prejudice. I'm happy you came by..Cheers my friend..

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Ruby, I think the human race needs to get busy. I loved this poem and hopefully this fateful day never comes.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Caroline, Thank you for encouraging words..Cheers

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Spirit Whisperer, Happy you thought it had a great message, Thank you..

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Cleaner3, So happy you found it inspiratioal. Thank you for commenting..

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Cardisa, Your comment is so true..We all can do better..Thank you...

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Susan, No matter what our belief is, we all on this planet are so close. We know more about people all over the world with our technology, all different, yet so much alike. When people are hungry and world leaders are so full of greed, they look away, then something has to happen to open their eyes. I believe God expects us to have mercy and do whatever we can to alleviate their suffering..Thank you for coming to read..I hope to write another haiku, something cheerful..Cheers my friend

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      Sky9106 5 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      I live by your place "AE" perfect record. lol.

      Bless.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hey Sky, That's ok, you're welcome at my place anytime. I'm always happy

      to see you..Cheers

      Did you watch the video? It's beautiful...

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      I loved this poem ruby and the thought provoking message. Thank you and voted up.

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I can only imagine that you will give the best through your poem and it works. You still the best, Ruby. Thanks for share with us. Rated up!

      Blessing and hugs,

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Lesley, I was afraid not many would want to read this. It's not a happy thought. Thank you for approving and leaving a loving comment..Cheers my friend..

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Prasetio, Thank you my faithful friend. I can always count you to read and be open-minded with the true spirit of love toward all..Thank you for coming..Cheers

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      htodd 5 years ago from United States

      This is really great hub Exploring ..Nice

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello htodd, So happy to see you..Thank you..Your comment is reassuring and calms any doubt that i might have had about writing this piece..Thank you so much....cheers

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      Vincent Moore 5 years ago

      I am pleased that one of my pieces stimulated your thoughts to scribe what you have. I am not a religious man, but definitely in the spirit world. I respect all genuine, serious believing religions of our world that point their hands, hearts and souls to their maker.

      We shout out to a God and pray that we be saved from going to Hell and find peace and love in Heaven a Paradise. I know when it's time for the bugler to blast the horn, we all must be ready for that day no matter what our religious faith is, for we of little faith will surely be lost.

      Ruby you shared some very heady thoughts and I pray that we are given more time to prepare ourselves for our makers return. Yet the times are upon us and drawing nigh. So many many changes in our world are happening. I am moved by your words, as always you explore with a poets heart. Hugs

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Thank you so much Vincent. Your words ring true to me. I don't claim any religion. There is far too much division in the churches and non intrusiveness to lay claim to either one. I do believe in God, and spiritually i can go to a higher power and find solace. I do believe we are responsible for our actions toward others and will have to answer for not loving and being kinder toward all people. Thank you so much for coming to read and commenting..You have added much to this piece...Cheers

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      Vincent Moore 5 years ago

      Your very welcome my friend and I also agree with you about being responsible for our own actions towards our fellow man/woman/child and be accountable for sure. We must LOVE one another and show kindness. Let's hope we can ALL CHANGE ourselves and our world before it's to late indeed.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Thank you again. I agree. We all can do much better, at least we can admit that we will try. That is a good start. Grateful for your comments..Take care..Have a good night..

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      Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      These are questions, so beautifully expressed by you, that we need to ask ourselves, often, Ruby.

      "There is still time for hearts to change..."

      I believe this; if not, I wouldn't want to get out of bed in the morning :-) Cheers, my friend.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Genna, So nice to see you and your comment makes me smile. Thank you for coming..I am happy that we agree, there is still time...Cheers my friend

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      Enlydia Listener 5 years ago from trailer in the country

      Beautiful

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Enlydia Listrner, Happy to meet you. Thank you for your beautiful comment..Cheers

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      RUBY,

      BEAUTIFUL hub. Infact, a good reminder to do things we are born for...and not jump after materialistic things!

      Thanks for the reminder...loved it

      voted up as beautiful/useful.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Ruchira, I love your comment. When we were first born, we knew no hate, it is a learned trait brought on by a society of intolerance..Thank you my friend..

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      epigramman 5 years ago

      ..well I can only image a (hub) life without dear Ruby - and I don't wanna - lol - but everytime I come here I wanna leave and put on some righteous George Jones and then play my love theme to you by Thelonious Monk -Ruby my dear ..... yeehawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww and yes this will be posted to my FACEBOOK page with mad delight because it's as profound and moving as the respect I have for you ....lake erie time 9:49pm

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Epi, Thank goodness you came. Some of my followers did not come by. I assume it is my mention of the Gay community, how very sad that is to me..Put that CD on and sit back with feet up and enjoy. I will be there in spirit..Thank you for posting on FB, I appreciate you. Thank you for kind words my friend.....

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      epigramman 5 years ago

      ......I love the gay community - well, let's be honest here, not as much as I love you ....

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 5 years ago from Templeton, CA

      This reminder made me talk to God before coming to comment here. I have many sins of omission for which I need forgiveness.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello again Epi, I couldn't answer you last night because we had a storm that tool out the computer. I knew that you loved everyone, i've always known that about you..That's why i admire you so much..You have a wonderful heart and i love you too Dear friend..Thank you for coming back..You made me smile....

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello WannaB Writer, Happy to see you. We all have sins of omission, so please don't feel alone. The people who realize this and do something to help are the ones who are doing God's will on earth. Thank you so much..I'm so glad you came..Your comment touches me.....

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      Mrs L A Gibb 5 years ago

      Not heard of the poet, but I will also look him, up. How right you are. People must open their hearts, minds and souls, to do what is right.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Mrslagibb, He is on this page 14 comments above..Vincent Moore. I agree with you so much, a closed mind and heart only adds to the pain of all who suffer indifference..Thank you so much..I appreciate you..Cheers..

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      SiddharthaChouhan 5 years ago from Dehradun

      i think i got every single answer my elders owed me.thank u mam.luv u.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello SiddharthaChouhan, It is so nice to meet new people. Thank you for reading and commenting. I just went to your hub and read, " I will be gone " I must say, " It touched me profoundly. " I am happy to follow you..

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      Talha Rehman 5 years ago from Lucknow India

      Thought provoking! Up and awesome.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello TicksProfessiona, Nice to see you again. Thank you for your thought provoking comment..Cheers

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      Capedium 5 years ago from Texas.

      I voted up everything, interesting.. beautiful.. awesome.. useful.. I wish they where a little more like... Mind blowing... To mention but a few..

      Just what if, i can't help to wonder, what if by tomorrow God decide to break this news to mother earth.. Where does Capedium stands.. You know, there are so many nice things I would love to do, and so often I tell myself, don't worry there is still time... I realize that there is not always going to be time.. I really love this poem.. It is touching, refreshing, inspiring.. and I believe God planted these words in your hands..

      I feel it is God asking us.. My son my daughter..

      Are you ready... Have you lived a good life..

      Is your robe white ?... You are a very special writer. Thanks for sharing.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Capediem, My, your comment touches me. I have the same hopes you have. We can never give enough love to others. There is much to do.Maybe our writing is our way. God Bless you. Thank you for gracing my page..

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      Capedium 5 years ago from Texas.

      You are a gifted writer.. And thanks again for sharing

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      You are welcome Capedium and thank you for a heartfelt comment..Cheers

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      richtwf 5 years ago

      Something which we could only imagine

      A world without humans committing sin

      Wouldn't it just be wonderfully amazing

      A heavenly world surely worth living in

      That world lies within our one imagination

      Could be true with a willing determination

      We have to be the change we wish to see

      And slowly we can become a better society

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      richtwf, It is wonderful to see you again, and you left me a beautiful poem. Thank you so much. I agree with every word you penned..Cheers my friend..

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      wow how did I miss this wonderful poem? it is fantastic. I wonder the same thing what will it be like.

      You are a true artist my friend

      blessings

      Debbie

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      My, I am so sorry that i just now noticed your comment. Thank you so much Debbie...

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