Bri Edwards

Gold Star - 8,126 Points (some time ago / Earth, i believe)

Saint Peter’s Response …… [inspired By “………..And If………..”, A Poem By Ph Member Ruth Walters; Short; Humour/Humor; Love; Religion; Afterlife; Fantasy] - Poem by Bri Edwards

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”. Ruth 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.”

(May 11,2014)


Poet's Notes about The Poem

hey, 'humor' is as good a topic as any for this, i hope! Ruth Walters is one of my favorite poets to read. here is the poem she wrote which inspired me.

'..............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.....

Ruth Walters
Submitted: Wednesday, September 19,2012
Edited: Sunday, January 12,2014'

:) bri

Comments about Saint Peter’s Response …… [inspired By “………..And If………..”, A Poem By Ph Member Ruth Walters; Short; Humour/Humor; Love; Religion; Afterlife; Fantasy] by Bri Edwards

  • Veteran Poet - 1,455 Points Eugene Levich (5/20/2014 7:13:00 PM)

    Bri,
    Are you suggesting that you and I both have a chance to get in there? Whew! I'm really sweating it! If we make it in the ice cream's on me! (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 15,462 Points John Westlake (5/16/2014 8:47:00 PM)

    Interesting little poem this one, but am not sure it's accurate. However it is fantasy so I have to let you off I suppose. It would be nice if it could be true though (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 27,496 Points Akhtar Jawad (5/16/2014 6:23:00 AM)

    Humor or satire, what ever it may be, it's nice. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,455 Points Eugene Levich (5/15/2014 4:05:00 PM)

    Neat riff (Bri-ff?) on a good poem! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,535 Points Loyd C. Taylor, Sr. (5/13/2014 2:33:00 PM)

    Hello Bri, nice work and good humor. Loyd (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 11, 2014

Poem Edited: Monday, May 12, 2014


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