Treasure Island

Heather Burns


Lifes Journey (revised)


As I have traveled this
journey called life
I have sought to maintain
my dignity and honor
trying to make correct
decisions

gaining love and respect
from my children
I have remained faithful
to my childhood teachings

life is like a chess game
win some lose some

the spirit of man never
dies this is the entrance
to the mysteries of life

all the cob-webs of life
are in these mysteries
it is up to us to remove
them separate the facts

I pray when my journey
has ended
standing before the
gatekeeper
he will find me worthy

unlock the gate for my
entrance
My family awaits me
It will be a glorious
reunion.

Submitted: Thursday, September 05, 2013
Edited: Friday, September 06, 2013

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  • Dee Corpolongo (9/18/2013 12:55:00 PM)

    Love this! and I also hope that when my journey ends the gates shall be opened by Him.
    Beautifully written and very soothing. Thank you for this. (Report) Reply

  • Vipins Puthooran (9/9/2013 3:47:00 PM)

    the great Janitor will open the door for you as I could read you through these lines /
    heart speaks here! ! (Report) Reply

  • Smoky Hoss (9/9/2013 12:41:00 PM)

    Such a beautiful way of saying what so many of us in some sense feel very deep within. (Report) Reply

  • Aswath Raman (9/7/2013 9:17:00 AM)

    Life's journey is really an unforgettable and extremely good experience! Thanks ma'am! (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai (9/7/2013 4:46:00 AM)

    life jouenery is the actual journe and it'd b a grt moment when the LORD will self come to receive and unlock the door of heaven. a grt divine spiritual thought narrated herein. thnx for sharing. regards. (Report) Reply

  • Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (9/6/2013 7:44:00 PM)

    yes, life is just life and it begins and ends on its own most of the time..sometime we induce the departure through various mode..nice poem on life.. (Report) Reply

  • Thomas A Robinson (9/6/2013 2:12:00 AM)

    Man comes, man will pass
    life goes on en masse
    we are no more than a humming birds breath
    it's over, gone, without any depth
    our last resort is perhaps a mythical God
    as we gaze into the proverbial fog
    but when I gaze upon the stars
    there is a peace I find even so far
    if life begins after our last breath
    then let this life be it's quest (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (9/6/2013 12:59:00 AM)

    Wow Heather, the beautiful write..Last two stanza so beautiful..Many things on life, from begining till end beautifully portrayed. Loved the way you expressed beautifully..Lovely Poem. (Report) Reply

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