Treasure Island


(4/14/80 / aztlan CITY OF ANGELZ! (EL MONTE))


do you ever wonder
if heaven is really that far,
and if you can get there by boat, plane or car,
some people say is way up there
by the north star,
others say that angels must come and take you away,
some people say the only way to get there is to pray,
so i do this night and day,
but the angels never took me away,
im confused my mother never prayed
not a single day,
but the angels still took her away.

Copyright ©2009 Jose Murguia

Submitted: Saturday, January 03, 2009
Edited: Saturday, February 21, 2009

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  • Sans Serif (9/11/2009 11:45:00 AM)

    Though i don't believe in god, This was a really good poem. To wonder and not know then to experience, that is true knowledge. (Report) Reply

  • Seraphine Belle (1/30/2009 4:09:00 AM)

    I see the confusion in this poem. I think your mother's death may have got you thinking, I love the way you depicted the way people think of how you can get into Heaven. Truthful. (Report) Reply

  • Krista Churchill (1/15/2009 2:33:00 AM)

    This is a wonderful poem makes me think a lot. I always did wonder how fall heaven is from here.. I love the part it says about the north star it fits the poem perfect.. this is a great piece nice work

    Krista (Report) Reply

  • John Fieldson (1/14/2009 7:10:00 PM)

    Your mother didnt have to pray
    because the angels knew what was in her heart!
    that is how you get to heaven.

    I like the way you presented this age old delemma (Report) Reply

  • (: God's Wild Child :) (1/13/2009 1:10:00 PM)

    God loves us all the time even sinners bcuz we r all his children. but the diffrence between sinners and Christians is that Christians ask for forgiveness and recieve it. (Report) Reply

  • Scarred Unknown (1/10/2009 12:04:00 AM)

    I love this, the words are powerful, rhymes are good, flow is amazing...
    the meaning of the poem is strong and clear
    i love it.. you are a wonderful writting and very strong
    keep up the good work (Report) Reply

  • The Snowboy (1/9/2009 7:02:00 PM)

    That's the same thought I had back then when my grandma died..
    Nice, thanks for sharing.. (Report) Reply

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