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From Heaven we came, and we shall return

BOMAI D WITNE

An entry in the Crocodile Prize
Kina Securities Award for Poetry

We came from heaven, we will return
We came from our mother’s womb
We did not need air, food, water, shelter, all was there
We are told by pastors and priest of heaven, the womb is
We were there for nine months, we will go back

We descended heaven to earth, we cried
We know pain, hunger and misery waits
We were disconnected from heaven, umbilical cords cut
We grow and travel in different directions, every person for himself
We travel in search of heaven, not insight

We are gone, they say, we are going to heaven, there is hell too
We are gone, they cry, we are good, we are bad too
We are gone, they see, our legacies, and we did not leave any behind too
We are gone, they feel, our presence in them, we did not touch them too.
We are gone, they touch, our material wealth, they loot

We are gone, they are busy, and life goes on
We are gone, they have a family, and our graves are bushy
We are gone, they have problems, they pray for themselves
We are gone, they are coming, and this is the law of nature
We are here, create a small heaven just like womb and call it a home

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Peter Kranz

In my dark moments, I read The Master...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Master_and_Margarita

It is about the problem of good and evil, and is better than CS Lewis, but a bit too Russian.

Philip G Kaupa

Wow, alin Bomai!....Breath taking to see how our great existence can unfold in these simple words...really real!

Peter Kranz

Sorry - just one of the greatest literary works in the last 100 years. Try it.

http://www.masterandmargarita.eu/estore/pdf/eben001_mastermargarita_glenny.pdf

Peter Kranz

Brilliant Bomai. Shades of Wordsworth?

"Trailing clouds of glory
From Heaven which is my home."

But remember Bulgakov...

"But would you kindly ponder this question: What would your good do if evil didn't exist, and what would the earth look like if all the shadows disappeared? After all, shadows are cast by things and people.

Here is the shadow of my sword. But shadows also come from trees and living beings.

Do you want to strip the earth of all trees and living things just because of your fantasy of enjoying naked light?"

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