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Ever After

Seafarers shall be saved, though waves may
deem them dead, lost in the ocean's fray
they shall not perish, nor shall they be afraid
nor falter, though their earthly woes be done.
They shall tame the deep, brave the mighty Charybdis
and win release to heaven's blessed throne.

Nor shall the poor be stilled in death's dark tomb;
they shall enjoy the fruits their earthly span denied
and reap full harvest as they rule the Pleiades!
The lame will mark their years well spent
in painful suffering at the world's behest,
for they will revel with the wild Eumenides!

The realm of death is nothing to be feared,
though sting of loss shall curdle in the breasts
of the deserted they will finally comprehend
true love's eternal message in their hearts;
the special blessing of the ones who heed the call,
the realm of heaven draws all the faithful home.

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  1. Date: 1/4/2009 8:55:00 PM
    Although I am not familiar with a few of the references (I sadly admit) this is really beautiful and stirring. A very powerful write. It would seem appropriate to stand and cheer the writer (or reader) on. Thank you for sharing this and all your thoughtful comments. GBY. Love, Robin

  1. Date: 1/4/2009 10:30:00 AM
    Keith, This is an extraordinary inspirational poem. I am absolutely charmed. The poem expresses deep faith. I'll add the poem to my favourite. Thanks for your encouraging comments on my poem Roses. -Mohammad

  1. Date: 1/4/2009 7:58:00 AM
    WOW. Although I read this a few times over, and each time an amazing pleasure, I find myself wanting to read it again. Certainly sense huge insight on your part within the Ever After. Your poetry is outrageously awesome. Always intelligent, always more than worth the read. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 1/4/2009 3:57:00 AM
    Holy poet, batman - that was awesome!!!! Wow, Keith, I am blown away by this one! Amazing poetry, its depth, truth, imagry, and wording is just sheer brilliance. I must have this for my favorites, amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love, Kristin YEAH! Love this!