Treasure Island

Leslie Ching

(January 8,1995- / Toronto, ON, Canada)

Awaiting Judgement

My courage, like the larks, has taken flight;
May God save me from this dreadful plight-

I had rose to the sky on angel's wings,
But I know not of what judgement brings...
I'm third in line,
Behind a young soldier who died in battle
And a small child who looks ready to cry,
Separated from her mother, still in the land of the living.
My nerves are uncontrollable.
The soldier, having died a heroic death,
Fighting for his country, should be blessed with eternity in heaven,
And the little girl too, being just a innocent child,
But I? What of me, a mere old man?
Will I pass on a glorious afterlife
Or plunge down to the hellfires of doom?
As Time flies by, my fate draws close,
My heart wilts like a dying rose...
The soldier and the little one have gone,
Called by the messenger to be presented to Him.
I'm at the very front now,
And I can see the messenger coming to get me-
My senses dulled, my feet heavy,
I follow to find my destiny...

Head bowed, I kneel humbly at His feet,
His voice I hear, ever clear and sweet;

'Oh please, dear God, take pity on me,
I've done no harm-let me be free!

'I've done many a sin, commited crime-
Send me to hell! For endless time! '

My courage, like the larks, has taken flight;
May God save me from this dreadful plight-

I had rose to the sky on angel's wings,
Now I shall know of what judgement brings...

Submitted: Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Edited: Thursday, August 04, 2011

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  • Michael Nkwocha (3/24/2009 4:54:00 PM)

    waow, this is so inspiring and beautiful. really we know not what judgement brings, yet we await it.
    very beautiful poem Leslie. keep it up.10 plus (Report) Reply

  • Michael P. Johnson (1/31/2009 12:02:00 PM)

    Walk with Jesus The Living Christ my friend until the very end. Have no fear Salvation through faith is here (Report) Reply

  • *Trusting You* (12/25/2008 6:43:00 PM)

    My courage, like the larks, has taken flight;
    May God save me from this dreadful plight-
    great lines... you did a very nice job in rhyming this in some parts. this a very mature poem for your age.
    Becca (Report) Reply

  • Autumn Stoddard (12/25/2008 6:30:00 PM)

    The words used madew this poem captivating, and vivid. As always, you provide us with a good read. (Report) Reply

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