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Below is the poem entitled Changing Directions which was written by poet ROSALYN LAMPKIN. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.



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Changing Directions

	I was driving on Confused Avenue, only to find a T section at the end of the Avenue, I had to turn left, turn right, or simply just turn around.
	I sat in my car, to read the street signs.  The street sign to the left was Hell Street, the sign to the right was Heaven Highway.
	Quite naturally, I turned right onto Heaven Highway.  I drove 10 miles only to find Heaven Highway was blocked, so I had no choice but to turn around.
	Instead of turning back on Confused Avenue, I decided to drive down Hell Street because I was curious about what I would find.  I drove 5 miles and didn’t like what I saw.  I tried to turn around, but, I realized I was trapped, so I continue driving on Hell Street, oh and to my surprise.
	As I drove, I past intersections titled Judgmental Court, Temptation Avenue, Backsliding Lane, Gossip Corner and Devil’s Plain.  I said to myself, these are the same streets I’ve traveled on before, no need to stop, I need to drive on. 
	I continue driving on Hell Street looking for a way to turn around, lo and behold, I saw a bright light shining in the middle of the road.
	I drove as close as I could to the bright light, I stopped the car and got out for a closer look.  I walked into the light and was greeted by a man who was kind and wise.
	I was so scared, but he assured me I would be fine.  He said I saw you driving on Heaven Highway….child, you can’t get to heaven driving that way.
	He said, In order to get to heaven you need to know about  Judgmental Court, Temptation Avenue, Backsliding Lane, Gossip Corner and Devil’s Plain.  
	I told the man I once lived on some of those streets, so I wanted to see where Heaven Highway would take me.  It was blocked, so I couldn’t drive through.
	He said Heaven Highway was blocked for a reason. You forgot to repent and ask the Father, through His Son Jesus, for forgiveness.
	I closed my eyes, feel to my knees and I started to pray, when I finished praying, I  opened my eyes, the man, and, the bright light had disappeared.
	I got back in my car and turned it around, that’s when I realized I had been driving on Heaven Highway the entire time.
	The Highway to Heaven is not a straight forward drive, there are so many detours along the way, that force many to turn their life around.


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  1. Date: 11/1/2011 11:18:00 AM
    * “Venture A Highway In The Sunshine * Where The Days Are Longer & Nights Are Stronger Than Moonshine * Tis A Wonderful Light Laced Tale In Regards Unto This Journey We Choose to Call Life * My Dear Sweet Beautiful Rosalyn * I Have Long Now Held The Belief That This Moment In Time Is But * Countless As The Stars These Masterpieces of Art * Being Brushed & Formed * Before One Knows It, They Shall Be Upon Display At, The Golden Galleries Walls Upon, Eternity Boulevard * My Luv, Always * Sarah.” *

    Date: 11/1/2011 12:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Poetic Angel of Inspiration, you are....your comment says it all.
  1. Date: 11/1/2011 10:12:00 AM
    Rosalyn this poem lifted my spirits today! It gives me a true feeling that we are all one and feel the same call. We just express it in different ways. Check out "Dark Angels Light" and I think you will see what I am talking about. I loved the way you told this tale! Steve

    Date: 11/1/2011 12:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Steven, I read "Dark Angels Light" and yes, I know what you are talking about. I am honored you can relate to the message in this tale.