Bryan Riley

Rookie - 73 Points (September 2,1966 / Salem, Massachusetts)

Heaven Knows - Poem by Bryan Riley

One eye open
fixed upon the dawn
It is not for me to
say when I would
like the night to
unleash the day
or when I would
wish the sun to
break free of the
clouds, to send
glorious beams and
angels down, and
fetch me a stairway,
that I may find my
way to heaven

Somebody lied-
you cannot buy
your way in-
It's paid for with
pain and trial and
miles of painted
Temptation has
always been
easy for me...
I'm searching for
heaven, but heaven
knows the road is
long, and I fear
the devil is putting
up detour signs

The sun breaks through
and his rays warm me
here, where I fear
I have fallen- again
and fetch me a ladder,
so that I may climb
up to heaven...

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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 3, 2010

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