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Larsen M. Callirhoe
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Larsen M. Callirhoe

Saint Peter’s Gates

 

 

I had an out of body experience.

I thought I had died

but I realized it was not my time

for only time will tell indeed.

 

I hear God calling my name.

Will I find the freedom

I am so desperately seeking

as I enter Saint Peter’s Gates.

 

Will I be allowed thru

with all the nonsense in my life

will I find tranquility and peace

that I have been searching for

my whole life.

 

 

 

I use to swim in a pool all the time.

That is what it feels like to float in heaven.

I hear the radio playing.

 

Oh ooo Oh o

I hear the drums beating

being played by a rock group

called Coldplay.

I hear them singing a song

called Viva La Vida..

The tune sticks in my head.

 

Viva La Vida will you let me thru

Saint Peter this day.

 

As I am buried in my grave

and see the coffin lowered from up above.

Will God be calling my name

and will I be on Saint Peter’s list

of those that are redeemed.

 

As I pray to the Goddess

my spirit is in limbo in Purgatory.

Will she let me thru Saint Peter’s Gates.

This I do pray.

 

Oh why did I have to die alone.

Will God let me question him.

These are the things

that trouble my heart, mind, and soul.

 

Will Saint Peter be calling my name.

Am I on the list of those redeemed.

 

It is hotter then hell outside.

This I do know.

Am I dreaming of you my love.

Will we meet in Heaven.

 

I hear the church bells ringing.

The drums are beating.

The Angels are singing.

But all I want to know is

will I be entering Saint Peter’s Gates.

 

 

As I wake I realize

I was only dreaming.

My prayers were answered.

I will be entering Saint Peter’s gates

but it will not be this day.

 

In my dreams that night

and early morning

I was revealed my soul mate.

Her name was Elizabeth.

 

Her name means

consecrated to God in an oath

or an oath of God that is consecrated.

 

I know in ten years

I will be entering Saint Peter’s Gates.

I will be on the list of those redeemed.

I will marry my bride Elizabeth that day.

 

I hear Saint Peter calling my name.

He says the Goddess loves me so.

She loves all her children so.

 

I hear the church bells ringing.

I feel my heart beating.

It is a glorious day

to be alive and eating.

 

I hear the drums beating.

I hear the tune Viva La Vida

being sung

by the rock group Coldplay.

 

This is what triggered my dream.

Yes I will be entering Saint Peter’s gates

but that will be in the future.

Larsen M. Callirhoe

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Aleksandra

Dear Victor, this is wonderful poem. You captured very deep questions like in this part:

Will I be allowed thru

with all the nonsense in my life

will I find tranquility and peace

that I have been searching for

my whole life

Also in this poem you use wonderful expressions. I love this one:

 

As I am buried in my grave

Imageries here are so beautiful:

I hear the church bells ringing.

The drums are beating.

The Angels are singing.

But all I want to know is

will I be entering Saint Peter’s Gates.

 

The name of Elizabeth is so used in your poetry, and I know what is the meaning, and also I think one day in a future you can publish a book called: " For you, my Elizabeth " icon_smile.gif

Really I like that you with almost every poem of yours, you are making a composition.

 

I like your inspiration, from the song Viva La Vida I think means : To live the life? or something like that, I can't say proper on English language, but I know what means exactly.

 

So Victor my friend I love this poem and the way how it goes.

Also I think that this poem can be revised , and you can make shorter and with that will become more powerful, because in the first half of the poem you told almost everything and that in so good way, so you can skip some parts, who are like in a shadow if you compare with the rest of the poem.

 

Thank you for sharing my friend, and I am so happy to see you in such a poetical and writing mood.

 

Take care .

 

Aleksandra

The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth - Jean Cocteau

History of Macedonia

 

 

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As you know, I'm a believer in Christianity !

I love the poem because you start out unsure if your worthy enough.....

who doesn't go thru that icon_sad.gif

You have a lot of things in this poem that are powerfully cool....

it's very Catholic....I love it !

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I like the references to the rock group and the name of the song; they give the poem a contemporary edge.

 

I also appreciate these lines a lot:

Will I be allowed thru

with all the nonsense in my life.

The poem seems to toggle between dream and reality, where out of body eventually returns to earth.

 

There is a peacefulness in the last lines:

Yes I will be entering Saint Peter’s gates

but that will be in the future.

 

Tony

Here is a link to an index of my works on this site: tonyv's Member Archive topic

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