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Heaven's Doorway

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Heaven's Doorway

The bitter pain and darkness is only for a moment
Heaven's gentle song stirs me
From a dream I wake into another
And the cloud of my confusion is a stairway
I climb

I watch each step I take as a day
Each day is a transleucent picture of where I've been
I feel no pride or shame
I feel only compelled to climb

I begin to see things without a glance
There are angels beside the stair
Their own eyes are radiance defined
And I look to them with gladness and pain

Time ceases to have meaning as I walk
The life I've been watching becomes a moment
I know in this moment I've been true
And I've been standing here all along

There is no doorway to look upon
Only two winged sentinals guarding invisible joy
And as I cross the unknown, all unknown dies
In a blinding stroke of the greatness that is

*for the Heaven's Doorway contest

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  1. Date: 4/30/2013 7:38:00 AM
    I'm always happy to find a poem of yours I haven't read yet. I love the way you set this one up. That last verse is so cool. I like the way you think! (And the 11 minutes thing? You are a very patient guy - I can't even deal with 5 minutes sometimes!)

  1. Date: 2/25/2013 11:35:00 PM
    caleb, hurry and see my contest. I hope you make it in!! Gotta get off now! andrea (also a soupmail for ya)

  1. Date: 6/7/2012 5:08:00 AM
    Congratulations on your heavenly win!

  1. Date: 6/5/2012 6:31:00 AM
    A belated congratulations on your win in Gail's contest Caleb. Love, Carol

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

  1. Date: 6/3/2012 7:21:00 PM
    Congratulations for your win with this lovely poem Caleb! I liked this write a lot ...Samia

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

  1. Date: 5/21/2012 7:07:00 PM
    I am glad you made it to the gate. A pleasure to read your inspiring poem.

    Smith Avatar Caleb Smith
    Date: 5/22/2012 5:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks so much Joann!!
  1. Date: 5/21/2012 1:56:00 PM
    Caleb, this is a touchin description of the journey to eternal life. Our pain and bitterness die with our bodies and whether we climb a stairway or go through a tunnel, we can expect great things on the other side. I doubt time will have any meaning as we enter the pearly gates. Thank you for your kind words on my poem too. Love, Carolyn

    Smith Avatar Caleb Smith
    Date: 5/21/2012 6:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Carolyn! I'm glad you stopped by to read!