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Heaven And Society Or Not
by Erica Ivory

Thursday, April 22, 2004
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I wonder about heaven..
The rules our society invents..
If I say  ten hail marys..
Go to mass..
will I be given absolution at last?
What if I killed just for funs sake....
Would God still forgive...
Allow me through heavens gate.
Just because I asked to be
forgiven on bended knee..
Sounds kind of silly
to me..
To really understand this..
Maybe one needs to be a priest.
Gays can't go to heaven..
Even if their hearts were filled with love..
Unless they ask forgiveness..
Then we will think something up..
Suicide is forbidden..
The ultimate sin..
Can't ask for forgiveness..
To late to stat again..
What if this person was pure
 simply tormented with life..
What if it were someone like mother Teresa..
Would this rule change overnight?
Perhaps we have this heaven thing wrong..
God should see what is in the heart..
Doesn't judge just one small part...
If he knows we tried and fought..
Then heavens  doors will open..
Societies rules or not! 

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Reviewed by jude forese 5/16/2004
karma has it's own sense of justice ...

well written reflective poem!
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 4/23/2004
Very poignant......
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 4/22/2004
Excellent message Eria love the art.
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson 4/22/2004
This is an excellent piece Erica, well written in its pondering. what it brings to my mind is the verse that says that we are to "work out our own salvation with fear and trembling before the Lord." I must also say this. Many people equate the fear part as a sign of an unmerciful God. But the opposite is true, "for he is merciful and ready to forgive." The fear is a respectful fear...much like that I have with the Plant Manager where I work, but to much, much greater degree. Never must we surrender our search for the truth Erica. Once again, this is a wonderfully written piece.
Reviewed by Christine Morell 4/22/2004
I echo what Floria has said Erica..I follow a merciful God's rules, not man's. This is very well written and raises many questions.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/22/2004
Great question Erica!!

Excellent poetry!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 4/22/2004
Great questions Erica...which I won't attempt to
answer...some things cannot be answered.....God
is all forgiving....He sees the heart....not the
rules that man has made...and man has made many rules..
Listen to God...not to what I would say...
I just loved this searching to you..
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 4/22/2004
The many discrepancies in the Bible and the many more discrepancies in the translation are cause for questions. Good poem with identifying meaning.
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