Joseph Anderson

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When Eternity Calls - Poem by Joseph Anderson

The time shall come for you, for all
When we shall take our final rest,
And we should face that final call,
If we lived our lives, as blest.

Did we search for truth each day?
Could we laugh and shed a tear?
Were there friends along the way?
Did we have and conquer fear?

Did we wrestle earthly greeds
And cross each bridge whereas it stood?
Did we fill some others needs
And smell sweet flowers in the woods?

Was there someone we could love,
Who returned it every day?
Did the wondrous power above,
Lend us courage, on the way?

When our turn has come to go
And life's joys and woes then cease;
We should then most surely know,
We will have eternal peace.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Just a little variation from another poem
on my site named -DID YOU?

Comments about When Eternity Calls by Joseph Anderson

  • (10/12/2012 1:45:00 PM)

    Spectacular! i gave it a 10, and not because everyone else also did! Why are all the best poems about death? Because they make Death a very real thing while you are reading makes you face your mortality for once! (Report) Reply

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  • Nurain Ali-balogun (9/17/2012 5:09:00 AM)

    I hope to have eternal peace when eternity calls me in. Brilliant. (Report) Reply

  • (9/4/2012 11:41:00 PM)

    Very poignant and thought-provoking. Full of inspiration for all - even consolation for the bereaved. Simply uplifting for the soul. (Report) Reply

  • (9/3/2012 7:27:00 PM)

    Very, very good Joseph, you always share your soul-felt visions with us so splendidly. Thank you for the bit of hope and peace you've here given, I needed that. Peace to you my friend. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (9/3/2012 9:45:00 AM)

    These questions, we have to answer during our final call; they are also questions, we have to ask ourselves very often in life! Philosophic ponderings from a great mind! (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (9/2/2012 1:27:00 PM)

    Stunning write Joseph, much wisdom here, and a great deal to think about. (Report) Reply

  • Hans Vr (9/2/2012 10:47:00 AM)

    This poem is touching, inspiring, and full of wisdom
    Great poem, wonderful rhymes
    The questions are so very important.
    Worth for all humans to ask these questions every night before we go to sleep
    I truly hope many, many people get inspiration from this poem.
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  • Heather Wilson (9/2/2012 3:36:00 AM)

    Just beautiful, A great outlook on lfe, enjoy it to the full Sir, a lovely poem to inspire. (Report) Reply

  • Captain Cur (9/1/2012 3:08:00 PM)

    Like always Joe, an inspirational poem from an inspiring man.
    I enjoy reading you, lots, keep plugging them out.
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  • Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (9/1/2012 2:42:00 PM)

    Joseph, you are an inspiring poet who points to the readers the way to good life. This is a very good role you are assuming here through your poems. You offer ways to good and fulfilling life. (Report) Reply

  • Ellias Anderson Jr. (9/1/2012 2:04:00 PM)

    This is totally true and right Mr.Anderson. we all will be faced with our last call, there is no eternity for people, Some are especial like Saint Jesus. and we have a Saint person in our religion that we believe he is seeing us and he will come with Jesus a day. This poem is So meaningful and great for the people who think deeply.
    So beautiful and right
    well done Joseph.
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 1, 2012

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