For a friend who died recently
Through Heaven’s gate
Standing there quietly beside you as your eyes now close in sleep,
Reflective is the Lord to whom you commend your soul to keep.
He waits until you are ready before stretching out his hand,
To lead your soul out from this life and into his Fathers land.
The land of calm and tranquillity, where blessedness is found,
Of harmony and forgiveness, and where love is all around.
Through the gate into His kingdom is the final step you take,
Where in the peace and beauty of heaven, does your soul awake
© Jenny M L (2017)
This is just one of over 250 poems I have written. The Poem Index gives a full list of all of the poems you can find on this site. Some poems have been grouped into themes on their own pages:
Poetic Thoughts – For reflection and contemplation.
Hope and Inspiration – Encouragement and hope in those moments of searching
Inner reflection – Inner reflection of emotions and forgiveness.
Love and Joy – The love in our hearts and the joy of living.
The Natural World – Nature and its seasons, of rivers and raindrops.
Animals and Pets – The blackbird greeting the dawn, the cat sleeping on the bed.
Time alone with God – Reflections with God, regardless of what you believe.
Christian Poetry – The Gospels and their stories.
Remembrance and Grief – Of those we have lost. (Some have been read at funerals)
Sadness and despair – Those sad moments that we sometimes have to face
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