Leaking Pen

Veteran Poet - 1,430 Points (Wellington, New Zealand)

Leaking Pen Poems

241. The Depth Of My Wave 9/10/2012
242. A Chorus Line 5/4/2013
243. As Sweet As Sugar 2/14/2013
244. The Pursuit Of Happiness 6/11/2013
245. Cloths Of Heaven 2/10/2013
246. V.A.L.E.N.T.I.N.E. 2/14/2013
247. L.O.V.E. 8/30/2012
248. Choo Choo Train 9/10/2012
249. I Swear There's A Leprechaun 9/5/2012
250. The Death Of This Poetry Web Site 9/9/2012
251. The Eagle Soars 4/29/2013
252. The Best Second Poem Ever Written 1/27/2014
253. Portrait Of A Poet 9/22/2012
254. Genesis 10/4/2012
255. Tears Of My Poem 9/17/2012
256. Shades Of Love 10/19/2012
257. A Fool In Love 9/7/2012
258. Faith 8/31/2012
259. Grace 3/31/2014
260. What Kinds Of Seeds Do I Plant? 10/7/2013
261. A Fool In Love Never Dies 8/4/2013
262. 10,000 Wishes 3/9/2013
263. Time 9/29/2015
264. Bar 2016 4/7/2016
265. Full Term 3/26/2014
266. The Day I Wore A Swear Word 3/7/2014
267. A Kiss On Your Lips 9/10/2012
268. How Is Your Day My Dear? 9/5/2012
269. You And I Sail The World 9/7/2012
270. Fire And Ice, My Ice Is On Fire 9/30/2012
271. Hip Hop Trajectory 4/1/2014
272. Stuck On Depression's Call 9/8/2012
273. Kindness Of Our Kind 8/30/2013
274. We Are Flowers Of The Sky 9/4/2012
275. Hope Is A Thing Of Inner Beauty 10/6/2015
276. Fallen Leaves 4/13/2014
277. I Love You Jane Eyre 9/7/2012
278. Butterflies 11/23/2012
279. Grandma's Cookie Jar 3/11/2014
280. The Best Poem In The World 9/11/2012
Best Poem of Leaking Pen

The Best Poem In The World

I was shocked, confused, bewildered
as I entered Heaven's door,
Not by the beauty of it all,
by the lights or its decor.

But it was the folks in Heaven
who made me sputter and gasp-
the thieves, the liars, the sinners,
the alcoholics, the trash.

There stood the kid from seventh grade
who swiped my lunch money twice.
Next to him was my old neighbor
who never said anything nice.

Herb, who I always thought
was rotting away in hell,
was sitting pretty on cloud nine,
looking incredibly well.

I nudged Jesus, 'What's the deal? ...

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The past anchored my wobbly feet
I met sorrow, pain, anger and defeat
Eyes of a child through divorce
From life's binding first course
Hands that rocked me to sleep
Her tears; Her heart could not keep
My Mom's sorrow from loving me
And raising alone a Holy See
Days fled into the arms of night

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