Ernestine Northover

Rookie - 200 Points (25th March 1943)

A Heavenly Thought Poem by Ernestine Northover


I had a thought, that if I got to Heaven
And knocked on the 'pearly gates' at seven,
St Peter would say ' Hold it there'
We haven't got a place to spare,
Not at least, until the clock strikes ten
Then we would consider you again.
Now, if you would like to take a seat
Outside somewhere, and rest your feet,
We'd definitely be able to take you through
When the clock strikes half past two.
But if by chance a 'harp' you play,
There'd be a place for you, right away!

© Ernestine Northover

Submitted: Sunday, October 02, 2005
Edited: Sunday, January 06, 2008

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  • Rookie - 189 Points Kayode Peter Ogunleye (9/3/2014 7:27:00 PM)

    What a inspirational poem, heaven is Real. A place of eternity. More grace. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie ~ Jon London ~ (5/2/2008 12:24:00 PM)

    An outstanding poetess, your words and wisdom within your fine writing is remarkable, what a perfect description of the place we all hold so dear to us.


    Thank you for sharing


    all the very best

    jon (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Hemakumar Nanayakkara (4/24/2008 4:17:00 PM)

    An interesting poem about going the heaven. I enjoyed reading this superb write. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Emancipation Planz (3/26/2008 4:10:00 AM)

    What a wonderful way to transition through to Heaven... if we must wait... Thank you (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 24 Points Andrew Blakemore (2/27/2008 2:33:00 PM)

    I love this poem, we all better get practising! Andrew x (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Patrice James (2/7/2008 3:51:00 PM)

    Ernestine, beautiful work i love it and great text too. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Shannon Wright (1/19/2008 3:19:00 PM)

    Ernestine-
    Thank you for your kind comments and I am glad you were touched by 'even the angels cried'. I am sorry to hear of your loss, you must miss your husband terribly. I really loved what you wrote here and can't wait to read more. -shannon (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Meggie Gultiano (1/9/2008 6:06:00 AM)

    love this one..it's heavenly! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Cindy Velasquez (1/6/2008 12:05:00 PM)

    I LIKE your poem....it is truly a heavenly thought! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 291 Points Marilyn Lott (8/23/2007 8:01:00 PM)

    What a delightful poem, Ernestine! We have absolutely
    no idea what awaits us down the road and this IS a
    possibility. Such fun your poem was!

    Marilyn (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ivor Hogg (8/8/2007 4:52:00 PM)

    I shall book harp lessons right away loved the pawky humour M lady (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jim Foulk (4/5/2007 3:57:00 PM)

    at great write. nicely worded, and moved very nice. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Brian Dorn (12/8/2006 10:20:00 PM)

    A quirky and lighthearted look at the afterlife... cute and very clever, Ernestine! !
    Brian (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Esther Leclerc (5/13/2006 11:59:00 AM)

    A cute take on the traditional view, Ernestine. Thanks for the smile! Esther : ] (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Emma Johnson (3/7/2006 2:17:00 AM)

    I think with the 'pearly' words of your poems, you shall be admitted straightaway. A tender poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Scarlett Treat (2/8/2006 5:02:00 PM)

    Here's hoping that a rhyming troubadour counts as a 'harpist' because we make music in our own way. How funny to think of 'taking a seat and waiting! ' You've had a stray thought that turned out to be so funny. Linda (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Noureddine Elkalai (1/27/2006 3:20:00 AM)

    I have just read 'A Heavenly Thought'. It's like a soft breeze! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Duncan Wyllie (1/22/2006 5:59:00 PM)

    My Daughter Kimberley plays the harp
    And you play the poem beautifully
    Much Love Duncan (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 15 Points Rajaram Ramachandran (10/8/2005 8:07:00 PM)

    Wonderful. So the Heaven is over crowded and is housefull? We need many good souls on this earth. May God send them back to save this earth. Good imagination and lovely poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 302 Points Uriah Hamilton (10/3/2005 11:55:00 AM)

    I better bone up on the harp, god only know what else I have working against me. (Report) Reply

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