Arrivals

Shiploads of people keep disembarking,
typically looking a bit dazed at first.

Some of them may try to pray,
others might want to curse.

They stare back and forth at each other —
something’s familiar, but still hard to sort.

Then Locals show up to wheel them away
before the next group sails into port.

A few imagine they know what to expect:

streets of gold for the righteous and lawful,
while for the rest, 7 descending levels of awful.

They read their bible, were sure of the facts,
but they were wrong, it is nothing like that.

Those ideas and beliefs get left behind.

Nobody expects what they actually find —
to cut to the chase, we get our own mind.

Welcome to yourself, your own just reward.
If you think it’s unfair, take it up with the Lord!

 

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About Bob OHearn

My name is Bob O'Hearn, and I live with my Beloved Mate, Mazie, in the foothills of the Northern California Sierra Nevada Mountains. I have several other sites you may enjoy: Photo Gallery: http://www.pbase.com/1heart Essays on the Conscious Process: http://theconsciousprocess.wordpress.com/ Poetry and Prosetry: https://feelingtoinfinity.wordpress.com/ Writings from selected Western Mystics, Classic and Modern: https://westernmystics.wordpress.com/ Free Transliterations of Spiritual Texts: http://freetransliterations1.blogspot.com/ Wisdom of a Spirit Guide: https://spiritguidesparrow.wordpress.com/ Thank You!
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