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At the Threshold Of Heaven

I found myself stupefied it was day at the threshold of paradise my watch said seven. Sparkling walls of gemstone lights sword in hand flaming an Angel stood by guarding. Swaying side to side my strength half gone I’m just a poet I said he answered come. Pearly gates clam shut by his springtime smile parted to endless blue sky no sun or clouds God’s eternal love light splendor shining. On path of gold gliding flowers on each side smiling gentle brooks murmuring child playing with tiger. People in heaven enjoy their jobs! Echo of farmers singing aroma of bread baking wine fermenting a shoemaker tip tap sound a tailor shop sign. In perfectly fit attire from gemstone houses descending with exuberant health running young and old approaching with hugs and kisses invited astonished me to banqueting. Tables of elegance set with golden goblets sparkling cakes and berry wines for each desire arising changed in taste matching it. They know each other well without words’ sounding bell they read each other’s mind and in their thoughts content. Time in heaven is compressed or slows down at best looking at my watch after hours of festive fun it said seven. Enough the Angel said you’re just a poet to mystics is reserved beyond this Portal’s knowledge. Beyond all joy peace and glory marvel Paradise is love and Love is paradise. Regina Riddle Heaven Contest 5/29/20

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Date: 6/7/2020 11:17:00 AM
Interesting--love the final couplet! Congrats on your win
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Date: 6/2/2020 11:11:00 PM
What a lovely vision Frances. Such an inviting vision of paradise from the threshold! Congratulations on your winning placement!
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Date: 6/2/2020 8:58:00 PM
This is an enchanting entry that I appreciate your blessing us all with. I am so happy you're a winner. God bless you with many more beautiful poems. Love to you, Gina
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Date: 6/2/2020 8:53:00 PM
I believe all the arts are celebrated in heaven. Congratulations on having this wonderful poem in the winner’s circle! It is very lovely Frances! Blessings xxoo
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Date: 6/1/2020 8:45:00 AM
I agree with Kim...Simply beautiful. Thank you for sharing. ~ Elaine
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Date: 5/31/2020 4:52:00 AM
Beautiful!
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