Birds, bees, and bugs – even slimy slugs –
Lots of grassy berms, but no deadly germs,
Are found in Heaven’s halls and hills.
Hippos, horned toads, and green frogs
Strut their stuff among tree logs
Used to make vast playgrounds
Including skateboarders exciting mounds.
Babies, Teens, and Adults too
Wander peacefully in the zoo
Built and kept by animal lovers
Over masses of flowers, a hummingbird hovers
Listen – the singing – karaoke and choirs
The dancing, the swinging, the fishing and hiking
Even motorcycles, cars, and biking
Many other things much to my liking
The scientist in the labs of Mars
And other places beyond the stars
The gardeners who make the roses grow
The athletes who go sliding in the snow
Rulers of nations, and judges too
Will find that there is much to do.
Artist, Physicist and Astronaut
Those who teach, and those being taught
Old passed away and all things new.
Chosen delegates to see the King
You won’t need to bring a thing
You’ll be honored as the King’s guest
So you will want to look your best –
Now – shoulders straight, hair a-glowing
Wrinkles gone, muscles showing
Blinded eyes sparkling; dull ears hearing
Sorrows behind, never again nearing.
No depression, dementia, nor disease
To detract from eternity’s ease.
Strawberries, blue berries, cherries and trees
Juices and wines, coffees and teas,
Four balmy seasons – but no dirty breeze –
Are found in Heaven’s halls and hills.
Sadly there are people who will look this over and still decide Heaven will be boring. Makes me wonder how many people out there wearing or holding peace signs really want peace. If perchance, you do want peace, Heaven is the place to set as your destination. Ticket paid for, but you have to give yourself over the the Prince of Peace to get there. John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
This will be here in earth if we send the zealots and fanatics up to heaven.
I was expecting mention of seventy two virgins😂
Seventy-two virgins? From me? Wrong zealot. 😀
Reach across the aisle. They are also children of the book (unlike me😂).
I guess my blog adventures is a reach. Hope so.
Hey, you have reached me though I may be lower in the scale😂
You are prime pickin’s – for reaping and for sowing. Confident enough to not be scared of me; curious enough to keep picking. 😀
😂😂😂Proves that opposites attract.
I don’t imagine or expect to be bored in heaven. The God who created all the fascinating wonders of the earth has an even more amazing eternity in store for us.
Preposterous to believe the God who created this world can’t do more wonders than we can imagine! What we can write (such as I have done) can only be as a parable or analogy!
So true. “as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”
1 Corinthians 2:9 ESV ❤️
I enjoyed the poem till you mentioned the king. King, nah! I like the white bearded guy more as a friend, philosopher and guide. 😂
I like him as the ticket holder. Seriously, Pranab, what do you think of the people out there holding peace signs? Do you really believe they want peace? As you say, peace would be so boring. How many people would go to a movie where everything is peaceful? The sinful heart of man/woman craves evil and upheaval. Who wants to go to the park and watch birds instead of going to the football game and watch guys crash into each other? Who would go to a car race if every car were in a safety bubble? Who wants to go to a sterile heaven if they believe the option is a sinful party?
There lies the problem. One should reach across the divide. Those craving for the virgins also crave for heaven😂. That’s why I gave heaven a pass. I am happy with the one I have in earth.
On another note, I sleep through movies. I have tinnitus for nearly three decades now and movie hall (and TV also) allows me to sleep peacefully. 😂
Perfect description my friend. Can’t wait to get there ❤️
Trials passed. Peace at last.
Lovely, Oneta. My attempts to describe my perception of heaven and the Ticket holder falls flat in comparison, and never rhymed.😆
You probably tried too hard, and bumped right into “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined,” and gave up. 😀 I don’t even try to compete with that. Just do what Jesus did – talk about the sparrow, lily, streets of gold, and lamb of sacrifice. He uses my language clear up to the point of carrying me over to a realm where he can teach me his. I haven’t got there yet. 😀
Heh heh heh. No doubt you are right, Oneida. I so easily get carried away. I think God for the gift of discerning His Spirit!
I wonder if the colors we see in this life are only a tiny percentage of the colors that exist. I wonder about new music with notes and tones different from any we’ve ever heard. I wonder if someday we will be amazed to look back and realize how limited we were in this life, and how easily amused.
Good thoughts. “How easily amused” – probably. Maybe like a new born – all new; however, we do have hints of things being much like the Garden of Eden. We understand that. And we will know each other. And I guess we will remember the crucifixion story – at least, it seems we will recognize Jesus’ nail scarred hands. Maybe this is the place to use the trite and overused “Whatever.”
The heaven that is ahead could never be boring because the Presence and Glory of God would be so awe-inspiring and our bodies would be so changed that any semblance of what we know here would be so pale in comparison. Who knows? no one but only glimpses in Revelations and that is so inspiring for me I will happily let the Lord refine, and change me to be ready. Repentance and Love the way forward. May His Peace our daily portion be.
Faye, have you considered the similarities between Heaven as described in Revelations and the Garden of Eden. It is an interesting comparison. Great day to you as you rejoice in His love and hope in His future.
Who knows what’s in store for people in heaven but psalms 37:29 says, “the righteous will possess the earth, and they will live forever on it.” This is inline with his original purpose of paradise on earth. So many things will be in store for us!!! Can’t wait.
Denise, I think you are right. Those who trust in the saving grace of Jesus’ sacrifice, will find out! And with much rejoicing I am sure. Just image the Garden of Eden peopled with people we know and ruled by the King of Kings, and eating with the Bridegroom. Those are pretty significant visual images, huh? 😀