Heaven's Gate This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

September 6, 2008
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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

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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DaylightDarkness said...
May 11, 2010 at 5:41 pm
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.
AlexSerino said...
Apr. 30, 2010 at 9:40 am
<3 This is really gooooooood
annexgrey This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 15, 2010 at 6:13 am
Amazing beyond words, and the very meaning of inspirational. It's beautiful. I love it.
Demon_of_Truth said...
Apr. 12, 2010 at 2:30 pm
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.  :)
Adele C. said...
Apr. 8, 2010 at 6:38 pm
This was amazing!
SoundndBeyndNoiz said...
Mar. 17, 2010 at 9:02 pm
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 :)
olivera said...
Mar. 17, 2010 at 3:19 pm
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!
Taylor-pop said...
Mar. 14, 2010 at 10:55 pm
Omg your an amazing writer.
you write beautlfully! xx
Pa S. said...
Mar. 1, 2010 at 6:35 pm
i am speechless. kudoz to u. i'd rate it twice if i could.
Emokittiy This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 23, 2010 at 3:11 pm
you r an excellent writer. i love your work!!!!!!
*~Lynx~* said...
Feb. 23, 2010 at 2:42 pm
beautiful just beautiful
Aurora said...
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
MissyMae said...
Oct. 17, 2009 at 5:46 pm
I love it!!! amazing........ gives the message well and and amazingly written =D keep it up x
bridget :) said...
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 :)
PoetLaureate07 replied...
Feb. 17, 2010 at 9:18 am
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...
Schubster said...
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 :)
BritneyLynn said...
Jun. 16, 2009 at 4:01 pm
wow. that is awsome i love the message
SweetxTears said...
May 30, 2009 at 5:34 pm
i love the message your poem has.
FashionGuru said...
May 21, 2009 at 8:13 pm
That's a really nice piece. Thanks for writing!
howell1234 said...
May 20, 2009 at 4:38 pm
it is very toching and i think i will remember all my life.
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