Treasure Island

Ruth Walters

(London, U.K.)

..............and if...............


and if in truth our love's to be eternal
until the sun and moon refuse to shine
then happiness is ours to own forever
withstanding all the ravages of time

and if we reach the pearly gates of heaven
and the angels ask me whether you have sinned
I'll tell them we were sinners both together
and without you I'd rather not go in.....

Submitted: Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Edited: Sunday, July 13, 2014

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  • Bri Edwards (5/11/2014 8:51:00 PM)

    ruth, this is almost a love poem, but it MUST not be one, 'cause i don't care for love poems. i sent this to MyPoemList, if not for any other reason, then for the little laugh the ending caused me to let slip out from between my rosy lips.

    Saint Peter's Reply

    When Ruthie and her long-time gentleman lover.....
    died and the pearly gates of Heaven did discover,
    it was old St. Pete who barred their way and asked:
    Which of you lived without sin, though it be a frightful task?

    They'd both sinned, a great deal in fact, and 'together', if truth be told,
    but Ruth spoke up without fear and said We both did. She was bold.
    Then to her and her lifetime lover (and fellow sinner) Saint Peter finally said:
    Ruthie, I'm glad you're here, AND Surprise! ALL get in here when they're dead.

    bri ;) thanks for sharing your poem ruth, and for inspiring me to be sacrilegious? i had trouble spelling that 'last' word! gee, isn't it religious? yeah! then why do 'they' switch the order of the e and i? (Report) Reply

  • Adeline Foster (6/11/2013 4:10:00 PM)

    It embraces the myth but so well written the meter and rhyme so resonate. Great poetic flair. Try mine – O Dearest Love –
    Adeline (Report) Reply

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