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Heaven's Gate MAG

September 6, 2008
By Binte SILVER, -, Other
Binte SILVER, -, Other
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I walked to heaven’s gate today
among the skies so blue
with angels lurking here and there
waiting for someone new

I looked around for other souls
but the sky was empty so
i made my way to heaven’s gate
following the angels’ glow

when i reached, the angels all
blocked the gate in view
i boldly looked ahead and asked
please may i pass through?

You think it’s so easy then?
their voices echoed in my ears
how about you tell us what you did
all those earthly years?

I never skipped a day of school
and always helped the poor
I was happy with what i had
and never asked for more

so you deserve the life, they asked
beyond this eternal gate?
since you lived and liked and loved
heaven becomes your fate?

oh, no, it’s not so easy, child
you can’t just walk right by
have you forgetten what man is like?
they said with fiery eyes

I shook with fear but simply said
I know that man is wild
how is it though my fault at all?
i am just a child

But if your time had not come
and you still walked the earth
you too would be just like those
who raised and gave you birth

they care for only looks and gold
and kill their fellow beings
they cheat their friends and foes alike
and bomb those peaceful fields

they have no shame and honor left
like men used to have before
so why’d you think that heaven
has place for man anymore?

I closed my eyes in silence
my soul was now at stake
and I would have to suffer
for other men’s mistakes

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on May. 11 2010 at 5:41 pm
DaylightDarkness SILVER, Littleton, Colorado
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Everyone's crazy. You know why? We all want to be normal. Well, we cant define normal, and, the people you can point at and say, well isn't he/she normal are rare. Doesnt that kind of defeat the pupose of normal? -My Friend

This is so incredible. I read it aloud to on of my friend, and my dad, who happened to hear, clapped for it. It's so deep and meaningful- just amazing.

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on Apr. 30 2010 at 9:40 am
AlexSerino, Saugus, Massachusetts
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<3 This is really gooooooood

on Apr. 15 2010 at 6:13 am
taintedannex GOLD, Hong Kong, Other
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Favorite Quote:
The truth is that at some point, everyone's going to hurt you. You just have to decide who's worth the pain.

Some say having something to lose is what makes you vulnerable. I believe that having something to lose only makes you stronger.

Amazing beyond words, and the very meaning of inspirational. It's beautiful. I love it.

on Apr. 12 2010 at 2:30 pm
Demon_of_Truth, Warrenton, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"I'm not a geek, I prefer the term 'intellectual bad-a**"

Wow, that was deep, And, i agree, one shouldn't have to suffer for the actions of another . . . If that's what you were trying to say, I never was good at interpreting things.  :)

on Apr. 8 2010 at 6:38 pm
Adele Campbell BRONZE, Noblesville, Indiana
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This was amazing!

on Mar. 17 2010 at 9:02 pm
SoundndBeyndNoiz BRONZE, Boise, Idaho
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Favorite Quote:
When is a person not a person? when they fail to keep trying............-Aiden

i am really glad i found this poem, though i don't have the same views i can still appreciate it. i have been look for a ballad to inspire me and this is it :)

on Mar. 17 2010 at 9:02 pm
SoundndBeyndNoiz BRONZE, Boise, Idaho
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Favorite Quote:
When is a person not a person? when they fail to keep trying............-Aiden

i am really glad i found this poem, though i don't have the same views i can still appreciate it. i have been look for a ballad to inspire me and this is it :)

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on Mar. 17 2010 at 3:19 pm
olivera BRONZE, Odessa, Florida
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"sometimes the object of the journey is not the ending, but the journey itself."
^^ (got that from a fortune cookie) :D

wow that was amazing (: everything was well written and the message was clear. the rhyming made sense with the actual poem, if you get what i mean by that XD one of my favorite poems ever (: props my friend!

on Mar. 14 2010 at 10:55 pm
Taylor-pop SILVER, Mole Creek, Other
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Omg your an amazing writer.

you write beautlfully! xx

on Mar. 1 2010 at 6:35 pm
Lord_Limitless BRONZE, New Bern, North Carolina
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i am speechless. kudoz to u. i'd rate it twice if i could.

on Feb. 23 2010 at 3:11 pm
Karlynne PLATINUM, Orange Park, Florida
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Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
It's about learning to dance in the rain.
-Vivian Greene

you r an excellent writer. i love your work!!!!!!

on Feb. 23 2010 at 2:42 pm
*~Lynx~* SILVER, Cathedral City, California
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Favorite Quote:
If you love someone, let them go. If they come back to you it was meant to be.......

beautiful just beautiful

on Feb. 17 2010 at 9:18 am
PoetLaureate07 PLATINUM, Aberdeen, Mississippi
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Favorite Quote:
To love is to risk not being loved in return. To hope is to risk pain. To try is to risk failure, but the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing..

idk what you got out of it, but i understood it to talk about Jesus and his first and last days on Earth... its still beautiful though..... i relate and understand... although its not only about Jesus , it can also talk about how sometimes you have to take the blame for other ppl's mistakes...

Aurora said...
on Dec. 22 2009 at 8:13 pm
it was deep and yet i could understand it! i love it and i do hope you have more great rhymes like these to share in more poems

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on Oct. 17 2009 at 5:46 pm
MissyMae GOLD, Wigan, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Faith is taking the first step when you don't see the whole staircase. - Martin Luther King Jr.

I love it!!! amazing........ gives the message well and and amazingly written =D keep it up x

bridget :) said...
on Aug. 21 2009 at 3:31 am
u kno dat iz a great poem and it doez happen in peoplez life and it speaks 2 people :)

Schubster said...
on Jun. 20 2009 at 3:55 pm
I love the idea and the flow of the poem. The rhyming is excellent! keep up the good work :)

Jessah GOLD said...
on Jun. 16 2009 at 4:01 pm
Jessah GOLD, Westbrook, Maine
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“Love hurts. There is nothing as painful as heartbreak. But in order to learn to love again you must learn to trust again.”

Nicholas Sparks

wow. that is awsome i love the message

on May. 30 2009 at 5:34 pm
SweetxTears SILVER, Buffalo, New York
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i love the message your poem has.

on May. 21 2009 at 8:13 pm
FashionGuru DIAMOND, Manhattan, New York
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That's a really nice piece. Thanks for writing!