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Author Name: Freefanofjims 15 Comments
Date Added: March 18, 2005 08:03:44 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Welcome to the house of the rising sun
Where life is over yet has just begun
Your transformation starts from here
As soon as all your paperwork clears

See this is where the process begins
They count your good deeds and your sins
Then figure up and tally the score
To know what fate you have in store

You sure seem nervous as can be
Is there something you’re not telling me
I have seen them come and seen them go
Souls black as coal and white as snow

For the little things they cut some breaks
They know that mortals make mistakes
I have seen it here about a million times
They will only count the major crimes

So wipe that sweat off of your brow
It won’t be too much longer now
In fact your paperwork’s arrived
And it looks like you’ve survived

Congratulations upon your test
I wish you luck and all the best
Take the door that’s on your right
Then climb the stairs towards the light

Author's Notes:

This poem is a favorite of mine from my 4th book-

~The Journey~Reviewing The Lessons~

Have you ever wondered what happens when we die-
This is a little rendition I wrote while thinking about that-
I see a guy behind a desk with a room full of nervous souls,
Each wondering what is going to happen now and
what fate is in store ahead-
Life is a Journey meant for us to succeed and fail-
Question is, how far did you go to pass the hard times-
And how much did you ignore reality for the illusion-
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Comment By: FreeDamon D. Brewer on March 23, 2006 06:18:33 PM Report
Congratulations on your award James; although, I know you have had it for about a year now. I still think that it doesn't hurt to congratulate you as it is the first time that I have read the poem. I think that you did an awesome job on it.
Comment By: FreeVictoria on October 6, 2005 10:34:46 PM Report
I absolutely love this! I too have thought much of the same. Excellent! And indeed deserving of the award!
Comment By: FreeAlison Storm Wolf on April 3, 2005 08:00:31 PM Report
I think this is great! Sorry I have taken so long to notice it James. Yes, I feel that when we pass over, it will be without trumpets and very practical like we have become accostomed to.
We will be judged but by a hand more loving than our finite minds can comprehend.
Alison SW Urging you ever upwards. xxx
Comment By: FreeBOB on April 1, 2005 07:02:26 PM Report
Great poetry James, sure makes you think, will it be like that, congratulations on your award, Bob :0
Comment By: Freejoia on April 1, 2005 02:21:45 PM Report
Well done, James, congratulations on the medal. joia
Comment By: FreeJeff on March 29, 2005 01:31:49 PM Report
Wonderfully written, and well deserving of the award,

Comment By: FreeSherene on March 28, 2005 03:36:33 PM Report
Beautiful!!! Congrats On Ur Award!! x x
Comment By: FreeSavanahB on March 28, 2005 12:26:07 PM Report
Nicely done, congrats! Savanah
Comment By: PremiumJoe McNinney on March 28, 2005 09:59:33 AM Report
i always enjoy reading your work, great job here again and congrats on your award, joe
Comment By: FreeSamantha Firefly on March 28, 2005 03:32:46 AM Report
Congratulations on the gold medal. "The House of the Rising Sun" is a song by the Animals, isn't it?
Comment By: Freegrneyedbtch on March 25, 2005 12:20:55 AM Report
such a way to look at at...i like this alot.-livi
Comment By: Freeamy Louise on March 23, 2005 09:21:19 AM Report
death is never the end but simply another beginning, this is such a beautiful way to look at a rather gloomy subject, death is not something to be afraid of, you should embrace it and in your wise words "congratulate" it. i enjoyed this piece very much, once again james..well done!!!

Comment By: FreeSharon Jorcil James on March 18, 2005 06:24:51 PM Report
If I am to refer to the infamous "House of the Rising Sun" then the first line could be somewhat of a paradox. Maybe it was you intent, maybe not...I can't say for sure. However you James, always like to leave the reader in a pool of thoughts. Many if not all of us would prefer to go through the door on the right. A very brilliant poem my that sure stirs the imagination.

Sharon JJ
Comment By: FreeGlata on March 18, 2005 01:04:03 PM Report
I remember this one from previously, James, and it's still just as powerful as it was then!
A fantastic write, one that will make a person stop and think about choices made...
Hugs, and love ya!
Your sis in NC
Comment By: FreeKimber Turpin on March 18, 2005 09:14:51 AM Report
Such an interesting outlook on the life beyond. Definitely thoughts to ponder on! :o) I have to admit something though - this Gypsy plans on hanging around in my afterlife. You'll see me in the graveyards floating around! :o)


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