Heaven Or Hell Notwithstanding


I will not let another person tell me
Why we’re here from some book from off his shelf,
Or buy the stuff some holy Joe would sell me.
I’ll try to figure that out for myself

So don’t try fear. It gets a little thick
To promise heaven or to threaten hell.
Spare me the heavnl’y carrot and its stick
‘Cause here’s the story I think we should tell:

Whether we’re destined to be redeployed
Through pearly gates to boulevards of gold
Or to be cosmic dust out in the void,
Let this about the human race be told:

“They overcame their hate. They faced their fear.
The universe was better with them here.”

Rate the poem
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)
We are posting your rating...

Have something to say about the poem?

Davis Gloff

Signup / Login to follow the poet.
Davis Gloff is a singer, actor, pianist, poet, composer and any number of other things. He has appeared in several films, including VERY small parts in "Gran Torino" with Clint Eastwood and "This must be the Place" with Sean Penn. Davis started his career as an opera and concert singer (which he still does,) and then moved into commercials as well as classical music Radio. He has written poetry, always to a form. He has written over 250 sonnets, and a number of triolets, because it's fun.Davis still sings Classical Music as a soloist often, very often with orchestra, because he's asked to, and because it's fun.Davis also often appears as an entertainer singing songs by many composers as well as his own material, which is almost all funny, and almost always politically progressive.Years ago, Davis was introduced at a performance using this phrase: "He's famous, and not many people know that." He now uses that as his motto.... because it's true, because he never takes himself too seriously and because it's fun.
Poems you will love

Give your feedback / review for the poem

1 Comment on "Heaven Or Hell Notwithstanding"

Notify of
avatar
Sort by:   newest | oldest
JG Collins. http://www.123collinsjg-shire.com
Member

Very nice. 😀

wpDiscuz

Hell

Hell prose poem

We are in Hell. We make the best of it, but, make no mistake, we are all in hell. Trapped on an orb surround by endlessness. No hope of escape. Look around. Hate, violence, suffering, mayhem, destruction, cancer, disease, pain,

Heaven Is Hell

Heaven Is Hell long poem

“stay away” the voices screamed, but my heart beat in denial, everything i was taught i remembered to forgot he’s going to give you more pain this your love is insane i couldn’t let him go you want to know

Hell Within

Hell Within short poem

It’s almost like one side of my brain is fine, but the other drifts off And i have to catch it before it gets to loose Thst it starts reaching out to hell. There’s a constant battle going on inside

Blessing From Heaven

Blessing From Heaven short poem

A kid I knew, now handsome and all grew, That style and twinkle smile, My heart ran miles and miles, How on earth did I ever know, it was a complete head blow, Someday you would be mine and I

Welcome To Hell

Welcome To Hell prose poem

My demons found me Its so much hiding you can do before they get u so much running you can do before you get tired so much crying before u have no more tears left so much pain u can