The Hard Way to Heaven

Photo by –FlyTrapMan–



Mama told me never to play in the dark.

Be a good girl. Get down on your knees only in church.

He stood in the shadows with his back to the light.

I told myself to let him go; not to reach out tonight.

My fingers had a will of their own; possessed and in a trance.

When he felt my hands, he melted, and my heart sang.

His eyes glinted as he spilled secrets never told before.

I, too, have something to share. I drew him closer evermore.

What I revealed made his eyes grow large –

and something else grew quite hard.

Sorry mama, I never could listen.

I’ll say my prayers. Perhaps I can still reach heaven.


**This poem was inspired by a humorous conversation with Anthony from Famous After I’m Dead.Β  His poem, This Tonight was also an inspiration. (Click here to visit and follow his blog). ❀


***Photograph by FlyTrapMan (Click here to visit and follow his blog). ❀


    • You interpret my poetry as if it’s your first language — so astute, you are. Yes, Mr. Fly is quite the photographer guy. πŸ“· πŸ“Έ — and your photos are amazing, as well…

      I’m currently working on a poem for your “Waiting for a Miracle” photograph which should be ready by this weekend. Thank you for sharing your work! πŸ™‚

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  1. Holy Shit! Rose, this was amazing. And so hot. And cutie, you have a sinning partner for life. πŸ˜‰ But now I’m compelled to write something por vou.

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  2. I held my breath and was worried for a moment about the direction this poem might be heading — playing in the shadows, something to share, growing quite hard! Then I realized they were just trying to complete a crossword puzzle in poor lighting conditions and starting with the easier clues first. Phew, what a relief!

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  3. Hi Rose.
    Yes, the problems have now
    been solved and I have now posted
    two poems, so far. Lots more to come. πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€

    I left a comment on your post Anxiety. πŸ˜ƒ

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