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Earth is much better than Heaven

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Earth is much better than Heaven

I believe Earth is much better than Heaven.
I’ve done it, it’s over, look there, I said it.
But before you get angry with me, or uptight,
read now this poem, and I’ll explain why.

If Heaven is what I’ve perceived it to be,
it means that all that we want we receive.
That our wildest tastes and most passionate dreams,
come true in a flash, any time that we please.

Now that sounds quite good, and I’ll admit that,
it would be a delight to wish for, and get back.
-All the things we could never attain on the Earth,
but before you get built up, consider this first;

How fun would it be, how great, how fulfilled,
would you feel if you could control lust at will?
If you could command all desires at once,
where would accomplishment have to come from?

What sense of content, complete satisfaction 
could you gain from a wave of your hand and it’s done?
How could a Soul recognize it’s fulfilled,
when a goal is completed and no sweat is spilled?

And the Heart is made silent, there’s no sense in beating,
there’s no work, no need, it’s basically cheating!
I know that you know exactly what I’ve worded,
-that a prize is made sweeter when effort’s exerted.

And that’s why the Earth is much better than Heaven.
I’ve done it, it’s over, look there, I said it.
But before you get angry with me, or uptight,
remember, it’s hard and it’s tricky sometimes,
-it’s unfair and it's prone to give you downsides,
-it may test you or push you or block out the light,
-but the Earth is the greatest gift in my eyes,
and we all have it for life!

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  1. Date: 5/28/2010 7:23:00 PM
    David -Congratulations on having your poetry featured this week, God Bless, mj

  1. Date: 5/25/2010 5:25:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week David. May you have many more features and may you find loads of inspiration along the way. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/24/2010 1:36:00 PM
    Awesome write David - life isnt always easy but we must all seize the day where we can - many congrats on being featured this week. Rgds Janette

  1. Date: 10/7/2009 11:59:00 AM
    WOW!!! Love it.