∙ϫ∙ ϔ ∙∙ stairway to heaven ∙∙ ϔ ∙ϫ∙

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i will tell you a story
of  what  might  be…

since the beginning of  Time
and the Universe and all Life…

{ whether created by a Big Bang or
God or Goddess or YHWH or Allah

or  whatever you believe }

…since The Beginning
there has been Good and Evil

i would like to imagine there is a Heaven
…or many Heavens…
where we can go after death,
be forgiven for our sins
and reunited with loved ones

what  i  KNOW is that on Earth
there is Goodness in every living thing

and  that  Goodness
deserves to be respected

the Goodness in each of  us grows
when we encourage and foster it in others

maybe it is a tiny piece of  The Creator
perhaps it is the Spark of  Life
or it could be our Soul

do the differences in how we describe all of  this really matter?
isn’t it Goodness at the deepest level whatever we name it?

heartbreakingly
Evil also exists on Earth
sometimes it overpowers Goodness
but it can never eliminate it completely
just as it is impossible to eradicate Evil

does that make it any less important to hold onto Hope?
to strive to nurture Goodness in ourselves and others?
or does it make it all the more crucial?

agree or deny
you will  be faced
with Goodness and with Evil

the journey through our time on Earth
can only be enhanced
by fighting on the side of  Good
whether we survive in some fashion
after our bodies die
or if  that is truly the end

do not give in to the temptations of  Evil
but if  you do,  try again

let the Goodness shine out from you

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“Stairway to Heaven”   Led Zeppelin

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image ~   “Staircase in black and white”   Tony Hisgett
{ some rights reserved }   ahisgett’s flickr photostream

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this is my submission to ~

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Saints Galore    at   POETRY JAM
prompt:  write about a good person
{ i wrote about the Goodness in everyone }

thank you,  Peggy!

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i am also participating in ~

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NaBloPoMoSoup

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“Stairway to Heaven”   Led Zeppelin

lyrics ~

There’s a lady who’s sure all that glitters is gold
And she’s buying a stairway to heaven
And when she gets there she knows if the stores are closed
With a word she can get what she came for
And she’s buying the stairway to heaven

There’s a sign on the wall but she wants to be sure
And you know sometimes words have two meanings
In a tree by the brook there’s a songbird who sings
Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven
And she’s buying the stairway to heaven

There’s a feeling I get when I look to the west
And my spirit is crying for leaving
In my thoughts I have seen rings of smoke through the trees
And the voices of those who stand looking
And she’s buying the stairway to heaven

And it’s whispered that soon, if we all call the tune
Then the piper will lead us to reason
And a new day will dawn for those who stand long
And the forest will echo with laughter
And it makes me wonder

If there’s a bustle in your hedgerow
Don’t be alarmed now
It’s just a spring clean for the May Queen

Yes there are two paths you can go by
but in the long run
There’s still time to change the road you’re on

Your head is humming and it won’t go in case you don’t know
The piper’s calling you to join him
Dear lady can’t you hear the wind blow and did you know
Your stairway lies on the whispering wind

And as we wind on down the road
Our shadows taller than our soul
There walks a lady we all know
Who shines white light and wants to show
How everything still turns to gold

And if you listen very hard
The tune will come to you at last
When all are one and one is all
To be a rock and not to roll
And she’s buying the stairway to heaven

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12 Comments

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12 responses to “∙ϫ∙ ϔ ∙∙ stairway to heaven ∙∙ ϔ ∙ϫ∙

  1. Reblogged this on poeology and commented:
    Tremendous performance – thank you!

  2. Ah, a philosophical poem which says:
    “Be Good, for goodness sake.”

    If only Good were enough. Because some folks want Good to include going to church, tithing, praying 5 times a day, circumcising your baby boys and girls, separating boys and girls, keeping women in the house, not-doing abortions, not living a gay lifestyle, not having sex before marriage, not taxing, not drilling for oil ……..

    If only Good were clear to all. If it were only as simple as saying, “Be Good, for goodness sake.”
    “Oh, you’d better not pout, you’d better not cry….”

    I love your emphasis that your belief about afterlife and gods does not matter — just as long as you are good. But again, the problem above remains — any suggestions for that?

  3. wonderful, amazing, so true
    amen

  4. That is one thing about human, we will sometimes fail to be ‘good,’ but we can always try again…and again…and yes, there is good within everyone (well, almost everyone – smiles) that should be recognized and nurtured and respected.

  5. we do live in a world of good and evil…we should expect it and not be surprised…and often we will stumble to either side, but hopefully when the whole story is looked at we can say goodness shone through more often…smiles.

    hope you are well.

  6. This is awesome. Thought provoking and loaded with truth. I love it.

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

  7. Life is all about free will, isn’t it. As kids we learn, right from wrong, good from evil too and, hopefully we grow to know that we need to be in the light for our souls, our spirits, ourselves to shine. I’m with you all the way on this Dani.
    Really enjoyed it. :)

  8. This is really inspiring, Dani!

  9. Such a lovely read, Dani. Makes me think of Anne Frank’s quote, that basically she believed people were good.

  10. peggygoetz

    Yes we must not give up on goodness! Honor it an treasure it for sure.

  11. I love that song “Stairway to Heaven”
    Yes I agree the selfless good in us reflects the Divine undoubtedly.
    Inspiring poem.

  12. Love this take on the prompt!! So inspiring and exactly how I feel too–there is goodness, sometimes it takes a little more looking–sometimes it takes more time, but it’s there. Thank you very much for this Dani!

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