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Heaven's Doorway

 Heaven's doorway
By any other name
Is Jesus Christ, my Lord

Straight is the way
Narrow is His gate
And definitely, there are no back doors

Angels can't lift you up
When overloaded
Millstones hardened sin

But, just give up
Your will, as His life he did
And when aligned you will be, invited in

Copyright © Michael Smith

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  1. Date: 7/1/2012 10:04:00 AM
    Very well crafted and articulated! 'doorway...gate...millstones,' splendid images. Your final verse wraps this piece up beautifully. Well done, my friend!! Best wishes, Keith

  1. Date: 6/1/2012 6:52:00 AM
    This is beautiful Michael! I truly enjoyed it ...Samia

  1. Date: 5/27/2012 1:20:00 PM
    Praise God for this testimony in poem. So very, very true. Many are the lost that need to be found.

  1. Date: 5/25/2012 11:25:00 AM
    so true,great Micheal

  1. Date: 5/24/2012 4:55:00 PM
    just rereading this one. yes, I really like it. I did one, but it's long and weird!! maybe I need to post it before I leave (in case I can't get back online for a long time)

  1. Date: 5/21/2012 10:33:00 PM
    This is very good. I like this kind of free verse. You asked me about the June sonnet. I was lying out in my back yard and observing all the things around me and then I carefully composed the sonnet around those things. It was the process I wanted to talk to you about. How I take things from life or imagined things and then take sometimes hours to mold them into sonnets or other forms. It's just my "way" but I appreciate that you probably are more spontaneous than that with your free verse.

  1. Date: 5/21/2012 11:48:00 AM
    Beautifully written. Wish you the best in the contest

  1. Date: 5/20/2012 3:02:00 PM
    Beautiful, Michael! This is a wonderful entry for Gail's contest...I'm glad you liked my poem. I looked for your Darn Cat but couldn't find it. :( Did you change the name? Blessings and Love, Rhonda

  1. Date: 5/20/2012 2:44:00 PM
    Michael an inspirational write, your message so appropriate! A great one to read before bed.. Blessings to you ;) Wilma