Richard Allen Beevor

Veteran Poet - 1,163 Points (23 March 1949 / London)

Away From Heaven - Poem by Richard Allen Beevor

Columns of stone over flowers small and green,
star circles around the words and in between,
away from heaven and back in hell,
above the noise I heard a distant bell.

From the grimy pits and smoke filled fires above,
as gates fly wide there issued forth a bird of love,
away from heaven and back in hell,
above the noise I heard a distant bell.

So soaring high above the clear, gleaming cloud,
I met a man all wrapped in a silver shroud,
leaping from his resting place to stand at my side,
he said,
'For you I am come here to guide'

I said,
'Lead the way and I shall follow on'
he replied,
'No! ' and then was gone,
away from heaven and back in hell,
above the noise I heard a distant bell.

Pillars of stone and flowers all green
around the words and in between,
sinking away from the distant overcrowded space,
arriving soon the bottomless pit and fiery place,
a voice said,
'Come in and welcome to hell'
as I did,
looking back I saw the bell.


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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 16, 2015



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