As in a tasty mix of talk

Friday, November 13, 2009

REMEMBRANCE

There are no plastic bottles in heaven.
No big pharmacy moguls who smoke cigars
As they sell poison on prime time TV, only
A few snake oil salesman whom God
Has forgiven because they were kind to
The horses that pulled their wagons.

There are no artificial smiles in heaven,
No artificial hormones, no artificial anything.
No one needs artificial sweetener there,
Because it is sweet to remember even the
Hard times on earth, those contrasts that make
Joys more joyous, kisses more passionate, and the
Wins more descriptive of the losses.

God doesn’t sit on a throne in heaven, unless
Someone wants him to. He is just as likely
To hang with the blues musicians at
Club Habit, and plays a mean jazz sax all by
Himself, the harmonica, too, when He is
Bored with that big, golden harp.

And there is no money in heaven, not one dime,
Nothing to accumulate into a greedy mass
That drives needy men crazy and makes them
Sacrifice their earthly goods by polluting the
Air we all must breathe, the water we all must
Drink, and the food we all must eat. Greed is
Analogous to the cancer it creates, in that
It hates turning back, once it has done its damage
And has a taste for it.

And Heaven is not a floor on the department store
Of life, it is the larger sphere in the center of
Imagination, the light that guides us through the
Dark, pointing out the stars and the warm, deep
Softness of the night, it is the ying before the
Yang, and then the ying again, turning in a lovely
Pirouette of life and love and the treasures of
Remembrance.

12 Comments:

Anonymous NikkiS said...

I am not sure how to comment Yak Pate...I am still deep in thought on your lovely words and their meaning...your poem makes me think the saying, "Home is Where the Heart Is" should be corrected to "Heaven is Where the Heart Is"...but I am not sure why...just the first thought that came out of my head...

10:42 AM

 
Blogger Kelly Curry said...

Beautiful

10:59 AM

 
Blogger Laurie said...

I can never properly articulate what your poetry makes me feel. Whatever it is, it's something that must have come from the heaven you describe.

THis is heartbreaking and beautiful, Yak. I love you and I love your angelic poet soul.

4:44 PM

 
Blogger Yakpate said...

Thank you for reading this poem, and allowing yourselves to feel how much I love life, and how much YOUR love inspires me. :–)

8:24 PM

 
Blogger Dixie Jane said...

Pat, your poem makes me feel so glorious and inadequate at the same time. I love the Heaven you describe and the God in charge. May you know how much I love loving you and being a part of your life and poetry. Thanks for giving me a new lease on life as I contemplate going to bed.

9:49 PM

 
Blogger Gladgrower said...

So lovely - thank you <3

10:17 PM

 
Anonymous Heather said...

Stupid human incarnations, all these damn Earthly temptations. No wonder babies scream after their first breath. They're thinking, 'Dammit, they sent me back HERE? Again?' heh heh

You're such an amazing writer! I'm with Laurie, I have a hard time articulating my responses. You leave me speechless with your talent! :o)

10:24 AM

 
Blogger Judy Williams said...

I agree about feeling inadequate. I feel inept and almost light headed. Your beautiful heaven-sent poem is touching me, touching my heart.

xoxoxoxo

12:47 PM

 
OpenID pasadenaadjacent.com said...

I fancy your take on snake oil salesman and greedy developers (insert profession here). I hope I don't run into Donald Trump in heaven and I too would like to see the received compliment have much more power on us then the hurtful moments.

12:09 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

援交友留言,視訊聊天室,成人貼圖站,情色視訊,情色論壇,美女圖片,080視訊聊天室,正妹牆qk176,18sxe成人影城,080視訊聊天室,免費交友,情色a片,台灣成人網,情色a片,聊天交友,台灣情色,情人貼圖,上班族聊天室f1,成人網,正妹交友,成人視訊,彰化人聊天室,台灣情色網,免費聊天,美女交友,丁字褲美女寫真,情色,免費視訊聊天室,777成人區,哈啦聊天室,0401視訊美女,免費色情影片,成人視訊,免費視訊,正妹牆自拍, ut聊天室,免費視訊,免費視訊g,八國聯軍成人,聊天室ut,

2:16 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

173視訊聊天正妹視訊免費視訊聊天sex888免費影片分享區影音視訊聊天真想美色色網0509免費視訊聊天網免費聊天交友616免費影音視訊18成人視訊交友視訊交友網視訊交友愛戀之免費視訊聊天免費影音視訊視訊交友愛戀之免費性感影片視訊美女論壇視訊美女777美女

8:08 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

成人情色電影院成人情色電影貼圖成人情色論譚成人情色論壇成人情色貼圖成人情色無碼自拍偷拍貼圖成人情色免費影片成人情色情色漫畫下載情色漫話情色俱樂部情趣情色情情色小說愛情色情片愛愛情色自拍貼片愛愛情色成人貼片成熟與小孩情色影片成人,情色,免費影片成人線上免費情色影片成人貼圖情色文學成人免費線上情色影片成人免費情色影片成人圖片熟女情色成人小說情色文學成人情色貼圖網成人情色免費av成人情色免費電影文字情色文學情色網新的麗的情色遊戲新情色遊戲日本av女優情色網日本av女優情色貼圖日本無碼情色影片日本痴漢情色卡通日本美女情色寫真集日本免費情色網日本免費情色影片日本卡通情色日本卡通情色遊戲

11:25 AM

 

Post a Comment

<< Home