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I dreamt that I was in Heaven
An angel with fairy wings
Conversing with famous people
Like Presidents and Kings
And I noticed there were so few of them
And I asked God why that's so
"I'm surprised you asked that question"
He replied..."you're an angel…you should know"

Some people start out humble
Vowing to serve those in need
But once they get the power
It turns to unbridled greed
Remember King Louie, of France?
Even he was on the take
His wife, the greedy Antoinette
Of the poor said "let em eat cake!"

Remember Richard Nixon
And the affair at Watergate
His cohorts spied...then they lied
Resigning was his ultimate fate
Then there was Adolph Hitler
Trying to expunge the Jewish race
But the world saw what he was doing
Now Hell is his resting place!

There’s one particular fellow
Worse than all the rest
Who will feel my righteous wrath
When I end his evil quest
For every soul he slaughtered
In religion’s holy name
He will spend his time in agony
Burning in Hell’s eternal flame!

But I have great affection for Poets
I whisper words in their ear
Inspiring them to write them down
For all the world to hear
Most of the people on earth
Long to see my face
But only the pure of heart
Are welcomed in this place

Copyright 2009 Beatrice Boyle
(All rights reserved)

Grandma Bea

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The following comments are for "Welcome to Heaven"
by Beatrice Boyle

Absolute power corrupts
Absolutely right, the hunger of power has corrupted many a man who started with good intentions

( Posted by: johntellall [Member] On: December 3, 2009 )

I hope He loves poets and I know He hates the deeds of evil men. The sadness is that it is all so inevitable. I believe angels do weep for us - the good is in us, but we find it so easy to do bad. Yet, God put both possibilities in us.
Good poem!

( Posted by: jonpenny [Member] On: December 3, 2009 )

Oh Beatrice..
*hands together* wonderful, just wonderful!

( Posted by: pablowilliams [Member] On: December 3, 2009 )

I love it
I absolutely love this poem! I sent an email out to my fanclub on facebook over 600 readers to come & check out "Welcome To Heaven", as well as a couple of others thanx for this great piece of work!

( Posted by: DBurke [Member] On: December 4, 2009 )

Thanks John.
Thanks John...It almost turns me off voting anymore...but can only hope the cycle will be broken in my lifetime...?????


( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: December 4, 2009 )

Words and music.
Thanks Ken...and I know...God DOES love poets. How else could we write about love and loss so profoundly!

He is always there...whispering...prodding us to do our best and get his message accross. Although, sometimes we don't listen to that inner voice and go our own way, spreading hate and anger and predjudice throughout the world.

It all started with the word...and look what we've done with it!

By the way Ken...he loves songwriters too...he's been known to swat to a good tune when he hears it I'm told!


( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: December 4, 2009 )

Sorry about that!
Meant to say "sway" to a good tune...gremlins in the keyboard again!!!


( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: December 4, 2009 )

Thanks DBurke!
Thanks your work also. Thanks for the mention on facebook, however, I don't join any other public forums other than Lit.Org and one or two other poetry sites (Lit is my home though.)

At my age...what's the point! My grandson is a big fan there though.


( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: December 4, 2009 )

Thanks Lena!
Thanks for the generous rating.

Could have gone on and on for pages, there were so many more examples, sad to say!


( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: December 5, 2009 )

Love it
Have to say that I loved this poem so very true. All these corrupt people we have and what they do in this world. But good does beat out evil so this is a good thing.

( Posted by: literature [Member] On: December 9, 2009 )

feeling the love...
reminds me of that joke about the five people you’ll meet in heaven...

you’re right, of course, if such as place does indeed exist you’ll be hard pressed to meet anyone rich or powerful there. my mother always used to say that before being impressed by wealth and status you should ask yourself how they got there in the first place; usually there’d be a pile of people beneath them... to my mind all politicos belong in the same pit, any one that shows a shred of integrity gets used, abused and trampled underfoot. the stories I could tell, but we’d be here all day...

between you and I, I think I have two hopes of wangling my away on to the admissions list: Bob Hope and No Hope ;), but I’m not bitter... thanks for this, Bea, as pertinent and well-rhymed as ever.

( Posted by: AuldMiseryGuts [Member] On: January 1, 2010 )

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