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Heaven's Doorway

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Below is the poem entitled Heaven's Doorway which was written by poet Carolyn Devonshire. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Heaven's Doorway

Rushing through a dimly-lit tunnel toward a light, memories of my whole lifetime were swirling past. I knew what was happening, but I sensed no fright. Memories exhausted, reached my goal at last. Loved ones’ voices were echoing throughout my head, but to be with them I had to enter a gate. St. Peter stood as guard, tall with his angel wings spread. Then he asked some questions to determine my fate. Peter queried what I’d learned in my Earthly life. “Compassion,” I replied, but this was not enough. “How did you handle times when life was filled with strife?” “I fought my way through each hurdle; it was quite tough.” “The key,” Peter said, “is whom you came to love.” With friends and family, I replied, “so many, all who now wait to see me again above.” The crowd behind the gate was growing aplenty. For love was Peter’s most important element; He smiled, handed me the key to heaven’s gate. I entered, auras spun ‘round, but I felt content. Weightless and intrigued, I was in a tranquil state. At last I saw parents, friends and my late husband. Beloved faces shone through auras of colored light; to the love they showered on me, I was unaccustomed. Feeling young once more, I soared like a newborn sprite. Love once shared with others renewed in misty air, where angelic choirs played their harps and sang of joy. This place beyond compare – how did I get there? St. Peter whispered, “You shared love, now just enjoy.”
*Entry for Gail’s “Heaven’s Doorway” contest Written May 20, 2012

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  1. Date: 6/7/2012 5:09:00 AM
    Loved your touching emotional write so much Carolyn. Congrats.

  1. Date: 6/5/2012 6:32:00 AM
    A belated congratulations on your win in Gail's contest Carolyn. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/4/2012 8:56:00 AM
    Carolyn congrats on your great win..David

  1. Date: 6/3/2012 6:59:00 PM
    What a lovely poem Carolyn! Congratulations on your win ...Samia

  1. Date: 6/3/2012 6:28:00 PM
    HI Carolyn, Congratulations with your beautiful "HEAVEN'S DOORWAY” entry in Gail's contest. God Bless. ~always :-) PD

  1. Date: 5/22/2012 11:55:00 AM
    This is so beautiful Carolyn and this has me in tears. Love the greatest of all gifts. AWESOME. love phyl

  1. Date: 5/21/2012 11:15:00 AM
    It was a pleasure to read your poetry this morning Carolyn. I wish you much inspiration that you may continue with your writing endeavors whatever they may be. Have a wonderful fun loving week and keep the old pen flowing. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/21/2012 10:17:00 AM
    I see what the fuss was about...you're great.

  1. Date: 5/21/2012 6:23:00 AM
    Too beautiful for words and a definite winner! Blessings and Love, Rhonda

  1. Date: 5/20/2012 5:24:00 PM
    WOW,STUPENDOUS WRITE!!! I'm stunned.BRAVO!!!

  1. Date: 5/20/2012 4:59:00 PM
    This is one of the most fantastic writes I've read in a very long time my friend! I really enjoyed this poem with all my heart, filled with compassion and love! Maybe this too will allow me access into heaven! This is a lovely and delightful write Carolyn! Simply beautiful! Great Work!!

  1. Date: 5/20/2012 3:52:00 PM
    wow thank you Carolyn, all the answers are here. wonderful and quite a heart rendering poem. love this. harry

  1. Date: 5/20/2012 1:32:00 PM
    Queen of Imagery. Beautiful piece Carolyn. Nothing short of perfect. Hugs n luv Michael

  1. Date: 5/20/2012 12:33:00 PM
    beautifully written..good luck in the contest!!

  1. Date: 5/20/2012 12:30:00 PM
    A gem for Gail's contest, with some stunning imagery to capture the reader with to make them part of your journey! Enjoyed this Carolyn.. Good luck for the contest ;) love Wilma