What’s it like in Heaven, Mum?
Tell me, I’d sure like to know;
Is it pretty and peaceful and calming?
Among clouds white as snow?
Are there seraphims, angels and cherubs
All living side by side?
Is there happiness, love and laughter?
With nothing at all to hide?
It’s not like down here, is it Mum?
Where people are always mean
They hurt and kill each other
And love is seldom seen.
Earths changed so much since you left,Mum
The skies are mostly grey
And I miss you every day, Mum.
Why did you go away?
I’m scared that I will forget, Mum
The memories of our days
Spent so happy together
And be sucked into earth’s wicked ways.
We need some heaven on earth Mum
For people to change how they are,
We need someone to remind us:
We need to follow a star.
Shower down love from heaven
So people know how it can be –
To be loving and giving and happy
And they really begin to see –
The blindness that they have been struck with
To ignore another in pain,
And the only light that shines in their eyes
Is the light of their own gain.
We need some heavenly goodness
That you had so much in you,
Perhaps that’s why my world has changed
And I sometimes feel so blue.
We need more angels like you Mum
To show us that life’s too short
To carry a grudge, to carry a frown
While dealing with ones own lot.
When will earth be like heaven?
When will we ever learn?
To trust, to give with all our hearts
When will we take the turn –
To be a better person?
To know each one’s worth?
To enjoy a bit of heaven
And make a Heaven on earth.
It is coming up to a year on the 8th of September since I lost my Mum and I still miss her presence everyday. She was a person who added to making a heaven on earth and this poem is dedicated to her
Copyright Jacinta 2013