David Mitchell

Rookie - 0 Points (20/12/1988 / Colchester)

Post Mortem - Poem by David Mitchell

When I die, I am going to go to heaven.
I hope so, anyway.
But I do not comprehend what heaven is, or how.
It is in opposition to hell.
Hell is infinite punishment, which nothing merits but infinite wrong.
Conversely nothing merits infinite bliss but infinite good, which God only is capable of, and is.
But God is merciful.
Where to draw the line between mercy and justice?
Valjean, Javert. The former knew.

When I go to heaven, shall I be so innately wise that what knowledge I have gained on earth will have been unnecessary?

We know that we don't know the answers to our questions, but we ask them nonetheless.

(Saturday,5th November,2005.)


Comments about Post Mortem by David Mitchell

  • Rookie Miranda S (11/5/2005 1:32:00 PM)

    Well written and very true. No one can really know what exactly the future brings, and this poem shows that clearly. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Faith Elizabeth Brigham (11/5/2005 1:19:00 PM)

    a thought-provoking and interesting poem...well done! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 5, 2005

Poem Edited: Saturday, November 5, 2005


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