Ivory Irving

Rookie (December 6th / Bronx, New York)

Heaven On Earth - Poem by Ivory Irving

I'm on a search for heaven,
And I find it in the strangest places;
In the flowers that take bloom;
In a childs' smiling face.

I have witnessed a quiet man,
Stand up for what he believes in.
I have seen the changing of the seasons.
I been woken up by the sun,
With a smile on my face;
I have seen light shine down on the darkest place.
I've seen the hardest working people,
Struggling for success,
Come home to three smiling faces,
With absolutely no regrets.

I've witnessed real love,
That a man has for his wife,
And the joy she has of knowing,
He comes home to only her every night.

I have seen leaves dance with the breeze;
And I've seen a lake provide joy,
For entire families.
I've felt the sun share its warmth,
During bone chilling days;
And I've seen rain unselfishly shower flowers,
Till the month of may.

Generation after generation,
As you search for peace within yourself;
You must look at the beauty around you,
At times it seems as though,
Heaven has found you.


Comments about Heaven On Earth by Ivory Irving

  • Elias Uddin (2/15/2014 12:02:00 PM)


    A brilliant portrayal of an earthly heaven. (Report) Reply

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  • (2/15/2012 6:40:00 PM)


    Jocelyn:
    I love this poem. I've been studying the idea of Heaven on Earth for years.
    I'm writing a book about Heaven on Earth and I'd love to include this poem. I'm happy to link to this page or if you have web-site I'd link to that.
    Let me know,
    Martin Rutte
    martin (at) martinrutte dot com
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  • Vipins Puthooran (12/18/2011 12:27:00 PM)


    [Peace and Paradise are here lie in the beauty of nature ]
    A good poem! ! !
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  • Unwritten Soul (12/16/2011 11:32:00 AM)


    Ahhh, Jocelyn, this is fantastic write...i like the way you see everything in your eyes, it's a beautiful write...you make everything sound so serene when the eyes observe and translate the meaning correctly...i have to say this i am lucky to read the positive poem you write here..Beautiful one, keep writing nice poem JoAnn! :) _Unwritten Soul (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Poem Edited: Saturday, February 15, 2014


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