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The Stairs

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The Stairs

Exhausted so, my spirit needed rest,
My heart sluggish within my chest.
A movie unfolds, a dream in my mind,
A gold staircase to the heavens unwind.


I feel myself rise to ascend the stair,
My body weightless as air.
Glancing back, I see,
The peaceful, sprawled form of me.


I look down, to my translucent hands,
Confused, dying now was not in my plans.
A drive to climb to heaven's door,
Was just too strong to ignore.


Looking out to the vastness, I begin,
The clouds show my life burden with sin.
Shamed with guilt, I reach heaven's gate,
My soul heavy with transgressions so great.


Will I be welcome or turned away?
Will I get wings and asked to stay?
An angel greets me as I fret,
He soulfully replies, "It isn't your time yet.


You still have time to change your ways,
To end your misery and the role it plays.
Go back; learn from your sins,
Change, before Satan wins."


As he said these incredible things,
He pointed down with glowing wings.
A portal opened to hell's burning floor,
Scorching my face at the hot out-pour.


It slowly creaked, eery moans of despair,
Screams of condemned residence there.
Even with the heat, I felt cold,
Shivering as the implications unfold.


Spinning to ask what my fate will be,
He faded as he gazed back at me.
With a burst of divine light, I returned,
Vowing I'll amend from what I learned.


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  1. Date: 7/9/2012 1:35:00 PM
    congrats Lisa on a beautiful write and win luv..

  1. Date: 7/9/2012 7:01:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved placement in P. D.'s "Clouds"contest Lisa. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/9/2012 1:29:00 AM
    Lisa, congrats on your win, excellent...David

  1. Date: 7/8/2012 11:03:00 AM
    Congratulations on oyur poem winning.

  1. Date: 7/8/2012 6:21:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win with this one!

  1. Date: 7/8/2012 5:56:00 AM
    Congratulations well done enjoyed this one xx

  1. Date: 7/8/2012 4:56:00 AM
    Hi DP congrats on your win in the comp, all the best Owen

  1. Date: 7/7/2012 11:48:00 PM
    Lisa, , congratulations with your beautiful collaboration in the clouds. Read every poem over and over. Thank you for the support, God Bless :-) PD

  1. Date: 6/26/2012 12:23:00 PM
    Hi DP great out of body experience, good luck in the comp, all the best Owen

  1. Date: 6/4/2012 5:17:00 PM
    soup mail :)

  1. Date: 6/4/2012 5:09:00 PM
    Fantastic couplet rhyming, imagery and cadence... it held my interest until the very end! Best wishes, Keith :)

  1. Date: 6/4/2012 2:50:00 PM
    Always a pleasure to read your poems Lisa, I like this one very much! oxox Anne-Lise

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    Date: 6/4/2012 3:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you anne, I had this posted last night and I got a very harsh comment so I deleted my poem. If it wasn't for Vie, and her email I probably would have left it off.