Kim Barney


Poetry Heaven - Poem by Kim Barney

Last night I went to bed at eleven
And dreamed I went to Poetry Heaven.
Keeper of the Gate was not Saint Peter
But Robert Frost - - hey, what could be sweeter?

The first person I saw up there
was sitting in a golden chair.
It was my good friend, Hank Beuning,
And a golden guitar he was tuning.

Hank, I said, I've known you for years.
We've had some laughs, we've had some tears,
And I never knew you played the guitar!
He said, well, I don't, at least not so far,
But I've got lots of time with little to do
So I thought I might try to learn something new.

I walked a little farther in
And saw my new friend Mandolyn...
playing on her... violin.

And there's my friend, Maddalena Biela
with her husband, he's a handsome fella.

Udiah was there with Heather Burns
And they were sitting, taking turns
Writing the words to their new poem,
Their collaborative, classic poem about love
And it went like this:

love love love love love love love love love love
love love love love love love love love love love
love love love love love love love love love love
love love love love love love love love love love
love love love love love love love love love love
love love love love love love love love love love
love love love love love love love love love love
love love love love love love love love love love
love love love love love love love love love love
love love love love love love love love love love
love love love love love love love love love love
love love love love love love love love love love
love love love love love love love love love love
love love love love love love love love love love

I marveled at their poem and all the words on it
And said, They've written a LOVELY sonnet!

Then whom should I meet next?
Why, it was James McLain,
Just reading some old text
And he could not refrain
from asking himself:
Is it poetry?

Mr. Spock was there with his pointy ears
But he said he hadn't seen Kirk for years.

Argentine Tango was eating a mango.
She's a person, you know, and not just a dance,
And so pretty you cannot resist just a glance.

Bull Hawking - - I asked him if he was Steven's Cousin
And he assured me that he wasn't.

As I went on, continuing my walk,
I met the Electric Lady, and she gave me quite a shock.

Then there was Valsa George; I spoke to her with ease.
(Does she know her name means 'Waltz' in Portuguese?)

Uzefa Rashida was there dressed in white,
and she certainly was a lovely sight.

There was E Nigma, Ima Ryma and Gajanan,
Deep Dark Soul Poet and RoseAnn,
Sandra and Lawrence and even Noreen
And a whole bunch of others that I had never seen.

I wandered on, enjoying my hike,
And met a young poet named Smith, Mike.

I walked for a few miles, yet my feet didn't even hurt,
then I came face to face with the famous Kelly Kurt!

I encountered a handsome young lad
Who said that his name was Old Dad.
But I knew him by sight.
'Twas Wes Vogler, all right;
And to see him I surely was glad!

I walked a little more,
Then suddenly I was lost,
And there I was again
In front of Robert Frost.

I said, Say, I wonder, can you answer me one thing?
Why haven't I seen Poe or Shakespeare or Browning?
He said, Oh, you won't find them here
In this part of Poetry Heaven.
This is just the Poem Hunter wing!

Then he said I hate to tell you this,
But there's been a big mistake.
It seems that here you don't belong!

... Then I was wide awake.

Topic(s) of this poem: humor

Form: Ballad


Poet's Notes about The Poem

A light-hearted look at some of the members I have met on Poem Hunter.

31 January 2015
Recife, Pernambuco, Brasil

modified 03 April 2016, again 06 April 2016, again 02 May 2016
W.V. added 15 Feb 2017

Comments about Poetry Heaven by Kim Barney

  • Adeeso Adeyemi (7/5/2017 6:18:00 AM)


    all poets lives in poetry heaven..great skill.. (Report) Reply

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  • (4/18/2017 3:23:00 AM)


    This is a piece of art art just like a great cake with cream and softness and crustiness (Report) Reply

  • (4/14/2017 8:12:00 AM)


    Kim, this was one of the most enjoyable poems that I've read on this site. I recognized most of the names, so it was even more fun. You are very creative. And so darn witty! Keep them coming! (Report) Reply

  • Dee Corpolongo (2/11/2017 11:14:00 PM)

    You are such a creative person!
    What a fun, and awesome poet you are! and a man of his word, that I am amazed that you are for real! ! ! Love your writing and contests. You are the best! (Report) Reply

  • (12/16/2016 8:46:00 PM)


    Got to say this is awesome, what fun. I just hope there's no poetry hell. I'd hate to end up there! (Report) Reply

  • Ellias Anderson Jr. (12/14/2016 11:24:00 AM)

    Speechless!
    I really have no words to say..this is JUST BRILLIANTT! ! (Report) Reply

  • Ahmed Gumaa Siddiek (12/10/2016 10:26:00 PM)


    Oh, Kim
    This so marvelous a journey.
    I did really enjoy it,
    and wished you wouldn't have waken up.
    Get back to bed as soon as possible.
    So fantastic, man
    (Report) Reply

  • (12/3/2016 5:22:00 AM)

    I love this...
    Kim, what a delightful read! Felt your heart in every word; Truly you have a way with words and i shall be reading much more of your poetry. (Report) Reply

  • Linet Sabastian (11/27/2016 8:13:00 PM)

    GREAT WORK
    Nicely written poem. Great work. (Report) Reply

  • Hebert Logerie Sr. (11/24/2016 10:07:00 AM)


    Great inspiration! Poemhunter is (Poetry Heaven) populated by Angels and Poets. (Report) Reply

  • (11/23/2016 3:53:00 AM)

    Poetry Heaven
    Kim plugs the local talent. Nice!
    In places, has an Ogden Nash-ish feel.
    A clever piece of work that thoroughly entertains!
    (FYI: All Kims go to heaven.)
    (Report) Reply

  • Wanangwa Ng'anjo (11/22/2016 10:22:00 PM)


    I love the Udiah and Heather Burns part the most... It reminded me of the outro to Lauryn Hill's Lost One wherein a teacher discusses love and love songs with his students... Good work! (Report) Reply

  • Liza Sudina (11/19/2016 2:45:00 AM)


    While reading I delighted your deep faith which provoked this detailed vision, and when then I saw such a picture of Christ in Rio - my delight was strongly confirmed. Thank you! (Report) Reply

  • Robert Murray Smith (11/18/2016 7:11:00 PM)


    You and I live in poetry heaven.+++10

    Robert
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  • (11/15/2016 10:53:00 AM)

    An epic ballad
    Fantastic Tribute in verse to poets, poetry and indeed all of Art. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (11/14/2016 6:34:00 AM)

    In a dream
    Awaken! ! Dreams are much needed in life. Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Rebecca Navarre (11/7/2016 4:36:00 PM)


    Oh My Goodness! This Is Wonderful! ! !
    Terrific Write! Thank You So Much For Sharing! ! !
    (Report) Reply

  • (11/5/2016 2:37:00 AM)


    I looooved, loved loved it, especially if you let the computer say it... (Report) Reply

    Kim Barney Kim Barney (11/5/2016 4:09:00 AM)

    Thanks for loving it, but I don't know what you mean by 'especially if you let the computer say it'.

  • Dorothy- A. Holmes (11/3/2016 5:20:00 PM)

    Poetry Heaven
    A lovely verse and I thank you for giving a nod to some of my old friends! Really my pleasure to read!

    Dorothy Alves Holmes
    (Report) Reply

    Kim Barney Kim Barney (11/5/2016 4:11:00 AM)

    Thank you, Dorothy. You can be in Poetry Heaven yourself if you solve this month's contest. So far it has not been solved.

  • Seamus O' Brian (10/14/2016 9:44:00 AM)


    Just stumbled upon this very witty and ingenious work. A joy to read. Very creative and entertaining work of poetry. Well done! !
    Neal
    :)
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    Kim Barney Kim Barney (11/5/2016 4:13:00 AM)

    I hope you weren't badly hurt when you stumbled. Thank you for the praise.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 31, 2015

Poem Edited: Wednesday, February 15, 2017


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