mike monahan

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Kingdom - Poem by mike monahan

God looked around His Kingdom and found a heavenly face,
In you He saw a kindly soul in his heaven He kept you a place,
He wrapped His arms around you and elevated you to rest,
As His garden is full of beauty He only takes the best,

He saw you in your agony, He saw your tears fall like rain,
He knew it was time to take you away as
your body could take no more pain.

The stairway to his kingdom was for you the last hill to climb,
He then closed your weary eyelids,
and whispered now you are mine.

It broke many hearts to lose you,
But you did not go on your own.
A part of us went with you the day that God called you home...

Mike Monahan
(1989)

Topic(s) of this poem: life

Form: Found Poem


Poet's Notes about The Poem

life, death, God

Comments about Kingdom by mike monahan

  • (12/30/2015 5:06:00 PM)


    What a wonderful poem for those who grieve. A great poet Mike! (Report) Reply

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  • (9/16/2015 6:01:00 PM)


    So very spiritual. Full of hope for all our love ones left behind. (Report) Reply

  • (8/20/2015 6:52:00 PM)


    After I read this I felt elated as I just lost a old friend. It brought a tear to my eye, What a beautiful verse full of hope and love. (Report) Reply

  • (7/14/2015 4:43:00 PM)


    mike this poem is so very sad but beautiful. I am so impressed with you! (Report) Reply

  • Margaret O Driscoll (7/7/2015 3:37:00 PM)


    Very touching, heartfelt, comforting to the bereaved I'm sure! (Report) Reply

  • (6/23/2015 11:19:00 AM)


    This is terrific. I will pass it on to my friends. A wonderful poem to be read out in religious services. (Report) Reply

  • (6/11/2015 8:32:00 AM)


    What a wonderful poem. showed it to a friend who had a recent bereavement. Broke their hearts but made them feel good.. so moving and spiritual. (Report) Reply

  • (5/9/2015 10:03:00 AM)


    I would say Mike, one of the best poems, ever! (Report) Reply

  • (4/5/2015 4:49:00 PM)


    this poem is so sad but full of hope. it brought tears to my eyes. Wonderful and comforting when we lose love ones. (Report) Reply

  • (3/17/2015 10:17:00 AM)


    Another beautiful verse! So sad yey happy! Another ten from me. (Report) Reply

  • (3/12/2015 10:12:00 AM)


    A lovely poem of life and death! It brought a few tears to my eyes! Wonderful Mike! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 6, 2015

Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 11, 2015


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