Treasure Island

Obed Akuma

(1981 / Nyamira, Kenya)

Here On Earth …, There In Heaven…


Here on earth imperfection, there in heaven perfection
Here on earth discontent, there in heaven content
Here on earth disgrace, there in heaven grace
Here on earth disease, there in heaven ease
Here on earth hatred, there in heaven love
Here on earth war, there in heaven peace
Here on earth decay, there in heaven freshness
Here on earth selfish, there in heaven selfless
Here on earth oppression, there in heaven liberty
Here on earth agonize, there in heaven relax
It’s either on earth, or in heaven
The decision, all yours

Submitted: Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Edited: Thursday, September 11, 2008

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  • Kenneth Anstiss (3/11/2013 4:21:00 AM)

    You have portrayed a hell on earth, not the sort of place to want to spend eternity, and how right you are for some.Life, and the earth is what we make it though, a well thought out piece Obed. (Report) Reply

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