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Heaven's Gate

Updated on February 19, 2011
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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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      tnderhrt23 6 years ago

      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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      Plarson 6 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 6 years ago

      Again, thanks, Micky! (another smile)

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

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

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      tnderhrt23 6 years ago

      Indeed, Ruby, indeed! thank you!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 6 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 6 years ago

      samiaali, and I so cherish your visits! Thanks!

      duffsmom, many thanks!

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      P. Thorpe Christiansen 6 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

      Wonderful!

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      samiaali 6 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 6 years ago

      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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      azure_sky 6 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 6 years ago

      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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      mikeq107 6 years ago

      Ok My attemmptTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

      " 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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      mikeq107 6 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)

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      tnderhrt23 6 years ago

      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!

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      tnderhrt23 6 years ago

      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 6 years ago

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

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      tnderhrt23 6 years ago

      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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      janbee 6 years ago

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

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      saddlerider1 6 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

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      Fay Paxton 6 years ago

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

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      cindi h 6 years ago

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