A Poet's Paradise

When my poet's quill is silent
and my bed is satin laid,
when  my eyes are closed in slumber
and my debt on earth is paid,
let the heavens shout a welcome,
let the angels' glad harps ring,
and let God the great Jehovah
give me melodies to sing.

Let me gather to my bosom,
with a joy that can't be told,
a new life everlasting
that is mine to have and hold.
Then let the Giver of all talent,
in His mansion in the sky,
give me a golden plume to write with
and a poet's wings to fly.

Copyright 1999 Ruth Gillis

"A Poet's Paradise" received a First Place Award
in the September 1999 issue of RB's Poets' Viewpoint.

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