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If Heaven Permits

If heaven permits
I will be a robin
Up on a sunlit branch of a tree
Gazing at the far-off light
That flourishes out on the vanilla sky

I will sing
From June to the merry month of May
Every flat
Every sharp
Every note of poetic symphony
That glitters ceaselessly

I will fly
Rough and tough
Beyond ferns and herbs
At odds with
The whirling wind
That might spoil my beauty

And yes
I will soar
Steeper than the milky way
As long as the world breathes
Until heaven
Forbids me


Author’s Note and Inspiration.

-  Free Verse Introspection International Poetry Contest
Contest Winner- Honorable Mention(4th place)
March 15, 2008
Contest Sponsor: Deborah Simpson-Author of the Chronicles of a Sage: Spiritual Revelations
via Canto.

- The Celebrating You International Poetry Contest
Contest winner- 1st place
March 15, 2008
Sponsored by Kristine Reynolds

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  1. Date: 12/22/2009 11:31:00 AM
    Congratulations on being a first round survivor and the best to you in the finals Gino. I wish you the best in your writing endeavors in 2010 whatever they may be. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/21/2009 10:21:00 PM
    Dear Gino, Congratulations on making it through the first round and best wishes on advancing to the finals. Lainie

  1. Date: 12/21/2009 8:35:00 AM
    Congrats on your poem winning the first round of PS contest!! Very well deserved, enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry. Here’s wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! May 2010 be your best year ever! Love Light Patty

  1. Date: 12/20/2009 2:58:00 PM
    Congratulations for getting through the first round with this lovely poem, Gino :) Wish you all the best :)

  1. Date: 12/20/2009 9:51:00 AM
    Many congratulations on reaching the second round with your fine poem >> James

  1. Date: 12/15/2009 5:21:00 PM
    Congratulations-twice, Gino! Beautiful poem! Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Peace and love, Audrey

  1. Date: 12/15/2009 12:36:00 PM
    Many congratulations on your poetry being featured on the Soup this week >> James

  1. Date: 12/15/2009 10:19:00 AM
    this is real poetry. i felt this and it gave me a feeling of praise. i soared with you in this piece it was artful and images were beautiful. in to my favs it goes. John Henry Loving III

  1. Date: 12/15/2009 2:16:00 AM
    Congratulations on having your poem featured this week. A well deserving honor. A. W. Nutter

  1. Date: 12/14/2009 6:23:00 PM
    Creative perspective in this poem. Your third honor for this poem. Congratulations. Wishing you continued success with your writing. Karen

  1. Date: 12/14/2009 5:11:00 PM
    Awesome write! Congrats on your poem being featured. Caroline.

  1. Date: 12/14/2009 11:25:00 AM
    Gino - many congrats on being featured this week. Rgds Janette

  1. Date: 12/14/2009 8:33:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured at PoetrySoup this week Gino. May you have many more features. Love,Carol

  1. Date: 12/14/2009 5:51:00 AM
    congrats on being featured this week

  1. Date: 5/16/2009 1:38:00 PM
    This is awesome! I like the flow of the words and the message. The imagery is very sharp. The robin is one of my favorite birds. If you would also like to read some uplifting and inspirational pieces, check out my "2009 Best Christian Poetry Award" in the blog section, dated Sunday, May 10, 2009, regarding my book. Great job and God bless always! ~Joseph

  1. Date: 10/6/2008 5:33:00 AM
    Congratulations on the win here Gino! I am just now exploring the nooks and crannies of this site and theres a lot of pleasant surprise in store. Very celebratory write my friend! God Bless pare! george

  1. Date: 7/17/2008 12:55:00 AM
    Seems everyone needs to be a robin once in a while. Good one Gino, better enter this in the next contest (we don't get vanilla skies over here anymore,storms are out on a vengeance these days, you know what I mean)