Sunday, June 16, 2013

The Road Map to Heaven


"My dad's dead,"
comes a little voice
from the back seat.

"I know.
We all miss Papa, don't we?"

"I don't miss him."

"You don't?"

"No, because I see him
in my dream.
There is a door,
and I go through,
because he wants me with him,
and I say to him,
'I love you, Papa,'
and then we're happy."

Silence and reflection,
while I remember:
"Unless ye become
as little children,
ye cannot enter
the kingdom of Heaven."

I had written something else for the Pantry at Poets United, which this week is honoring fathers. But last night this conversation happened, and I doubt there could be a sweeter expression of love for a father than this little guy's.


17 comments:

  1. amen. and smiles on him still seeing his dad...it does not surprise me...though for a second you caught me off guard in his response...made me smile...

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  2. Beautiful Sherry. My Dad is gone, but I remember and love him still. I am grateful!

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  3. Lovely, Sherry. The world through the eyes of a child is a beautiful place.

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  4. How sweet dear ~ The beloved is always with us ~

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  5. So beautiful! Children know how to truly communicate with those who've walked before...

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  6. A child shall lead them! Beautifully innocent and comforting!

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  7. He seems to have a window to a world most of us have closed. How beautiful.

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  8. The words of a child..amazing! He is adorable and I love his pirate hat and beautiful smile! Thank you for sharing Sherry-I wonder when I read these words how the spirits find a way to those who are open! Thank you for sharing! :D

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  9. Absolutely true!
    There wont be any sweeter expression of love than this!!

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  10. very sweet Sherry. Children are no doubt capable of bringing forth the little valuable lessons embodied as divine

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  11. How wonderful, Sherry! And so perfectly expressed.

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