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where was heaven?
when my father died,
with tears in my eyes i cried,

where was heaven?
when i was in jail,
when i was broke and couldn't post bail,

where was heaven?
when i smoked crack,
when my grandfather died from a hart attack,

where was heaven?
when i was broke?
when people looked at me funny and thought i was a joke,

where was heaven?
when i asked god for forgiveness,
when my cousin got murdered and there was no witness,

where was heaven?
when i asked for one more try,
when i had thoughts of suicide,

where was heaven?
when we wanted to end the war,
when america said no more,

where was heaven?
where was heaven on september eleven,
ask yourself where was heaven?

Copyright ©2009 Jose Murguia

Submitted: Friday, January 16, 2009
Edited: Saturday, February 21, 2009

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  • Rookie Leeona (XOXOs) Sugakixs (9/20/2009 11:37:00 PM)

    mmm mmm! 'Where was heaven? ' i ve questioned that too. is there even a heaven?
    but now i do believe there is one. If you have kids or baby cousins, neices or nephews, just children period are are PROOF THAT THERE IS!
    but i feel you 'where was heaven when..... when i was going through my nightmares? 'where was heaven during nine eleven? ' you know something else it's not gods fault. he gave the ability to choose right from wrong. yeah i thought about why couldn't he stop them and save all those people and why wont he bring peace to the middle east or why wont he stop little children from dying and having horrible horrible things from happening to them WHY? Where is heaven while all this happens? Lee (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 12 Points Deborah Cromer (8/19/2009 12:19:00 AM)

    You are here to write about it. Without any heaven, things would be worse. Hard to imagine, but true. You write words of such deep feelings and thoughts. You have a way of choosing words and creating emotion. In your writing you give vision to life and it's ways. A talent exercised in every line of your work. DC (Report) Reply

  • Rookie The Prophet Leland Wright (1/24/2009 2:43:00 PM)

    question we can ask but will never know great poem... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kelvin Karani (1/21/2009 5:31:00 AM)

    Keep asking friend and maybe an answer will come! But if I were you, I wouldnt ask because I dont believe in heaven!
    Great piece there! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mona Martinez (1/20/2009 11:16:00 AM)

    well said. people say there's a heaven but, when you need it the most, it seems as if it nowhere to be found. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Greenwolfe 1962 (1/19/2009 8:32:00 PM)

    This is an excellant poem. Top marks. All the elements of a great poem are there. Bravo! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    GW62 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Karin Anderson (sorry can't vote or comment) . (1/19/2009 5:55:00 AM)


    This is a heartfelt poem and very very sad. You have brought so much emotion in with your words.
    Heaven is a state of consciousness and we all create our own reality and there is a simple law of the universe which is what goes around comes around. Once we know this we can record what happens to us and what transpires as a result. Even in the face of death we can chose what we do. So, keep up the good work writing! It is a therapy in itself......Karin Anderson (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mark Fenton (1/19/2009 4:31:00 AM)

    Life is...'where was heaven? ' at some point/s. Such is life. Loved it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie , , , , , , (1/18/2009 5:59:00 PM)

    i love this poem
    that's a question that everyone will ask at some stage of their lives but you put it so beautifully (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Argenis Hernandez (1/18/2009 5:51:00 PM)

    DAAAAMMN! jose. I really dug this one. I can relate to this so well. It speaks to people in a time when they are so full with emotions and the environment you come from. I'll add to my favorites (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Dolan Doran (1/18/2009 3:20:00 PM)

    interesting...It's's good...nice job. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Dark Gurl 55 (1/18/2009 2:29:00 AM)

    it'z emotionally yeh it is.. i luv it.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie John Smith (1/17/2009 5:45:00 PM)

    Amazing, emotionally charged poem. Ask's some very real questions, and deserves some very real answers! I also like your rhyme scheme. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Krista Churchill (1/16/2009 12:45:00 AM)

    WoW i love this flows so well together.. I don't know where heaven is at times either but I know Jesus is near he usually answers me very clear. So keep praying and he will answer you. Thanks for sharing this poem I really enjoyed it... One of my favs i am adding it to now..

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