The Final Tour

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This poem was written to describe and compliment the accompanying work of art by the popular new age artist, Jon Pitre called Heaven. You may want to look closely at the painting before your read the poem.

The Final Tour


Everyone have your tickets ready,
The tour's about to start.
Stay behind the bright white line,
Please don't drift apart.
Anyone with children,
Should step to the front of the line.
Help a child that's alone,
So they're not left behind.

Okay now, we're going to begin,
Tickets if you please.
Slowly step to the front, get in,
You might at first feel squeezed.
Everyone ready? Great, let's go.
Hold the railings tight.
Those of you in the middle.
Hold the person to your right.

It will only take a minute,
For us to reach the top.
The car moves fast yet pretty smooth,
And comes to a gradual stop.
Here we are, now everyone,
Slowly step outside.
You may feel a little dizzy,
We're up pretty high.

All of you look straight ahead,
See that twinkling light?
That's our destination friends,
Isn't it a wonderful sight?
Some confuse those vapors,
With ordinary clouds.
Actually they're a billion souls,
All wrapped in soft white shrouds.

Now you may be noticing,
All the bubble cells.
How they seem to replicate,
Grow bubbles within themselves.
These are both birthing places,
And where those passed now dwell.
This is where one's spirit goes,
Unless they've gone to hell.

If you look very closely,
Within each bubble's core,
You'll see a very intense light,
And wonder what that's for.
That is where creation starts,
That's where life begins.
That's where we all come from,
And where our lives will end.

See all the bubbles, big and small,
That dominate the sky?
Some are floating to and fro,
While others just pass by.
And within each and every bubble,
Someone's born and dies,
It's every human's living cycle,
No need to wonder why.

And as the bubbles drift away,
They lose their clarity.
Each core's bright, intense light,
Is all that's left to see.
They become vestal spheres,
Of who we were and are.
Each a person's life-lived years,
Blends in with the stars.

You may wonder what this means?
How it affects you.
The reality is that you're here,
To see as those passed do.
We're only moving forward friends,
There's no turning back.
You've all lived exemplary lives,
Please be assured of that.

For what lies here before you,
No mortal man can see.
You have crossed the threshold,
Of immortality.
This is Heaven, your new home,
There's no door or gate.
You'll not suffer or be alone,
It's every good soul's fate

Once inside you'll realize,
How good your life has been.
You'll look God straight in the eyes,
Then give yourself to him.
There's no turning back now,
No consequence or cure.
Here my friends, your first life ends,
This is the Final Tour.





Copyright © May 2010
Kevin Mooney 

 

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MootPoint commented on The Final Tour

09-29-2010

Nice flow and cadence. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

RoseFromARose commented on The Final Tour

08-23-2010

It's description is really well placed in such a way that it's captivating. You want to know where they're going and what they will see, almost as if maybe you could take that tour with them. Indeed how this life is only the beginning. I know I have my ticket and I'm just waiting to be called.

mdpoetgirl commented on The Final Tour

05-21-2010

Love it how the "tour" moves from what seems to be the description of a rollercoaster ride that whisks us away into this glorious zone called Heaven, and the painting is a beautiful complement. You really know how to draw a person in with your poetry. Great job.

countrypoet commented on The Final Tour

05-13-2010

Kevin, Never has anyone so beautifully described the journey to heaven and the sights to be seen once we get there.I love this wonderful poem. Terry

poetheart87 commented on The Final Tour

05-10-2010

This was quite an interesting take on the journey to heaven. You told a wonderful vew of it and I think it is quite beautiful, and it contains an amazing sense of peace. Good write. Keep on writing.

Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion.

T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.

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