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Land of My Fathers Poetry Club

Heaven

Where is this place called heaven
I've never seen it on a sign
I've been told it 'up there somewhere'
It's really supposed to be divine.
An aspiration destination
When death comes to call
We strive on earth to prepare
Treat well! mankind one and all
But do we really believe
If this heaven really exists
Our extensive knowledge now
Enable doubts to persist
And who will find this heaven
Surely more than Christians will be there
What about Sikhs and Muslims
New age and spiritualists who care
The ones who look to angels
To guide them through life's path
The Christian Scientists out there
Who can prove evolution's aftermath
I too have a theory
About Heaven and its whereabouts
As I have studied many religions
And I too have had my doubts
I read That Jesus was a spacemen
Sent from another place
His miracles explained with chemistry
Devised by a superior race
Many holy books
The Bible being just one
Tell of the coming of a saviour
God's only son.

The wording may be different
The names not the same
But the format is very similar
Belief the name of the game
So we have this place called heaven
A Utopia in our mind
The ending of a journey
When we leave this life behind
Heaven is within us
If you look carefully
Contentment within ourselves
And love eternally
So we will pay our dues
Like another insurance policy
In case we get the call
Upon the judgement day
But if it doesn't happen
And all we have is this
We would all have led better lives
So let us not dismiss
Our preparations for the journey
Into the great unknown
And live our life on this earth
With compassion always shown

by Julie Wilson

Forthcoming Events

Generation Games Exhibition

Date:
27/04/2018 - 28/10/2018
Description:
This exhibition is a history of home computer games consoles throughout the ages

Claire Allain - Jewellery Showcase

Date:
06/10/2018 - 17/11/2018
Description:
Having recently returned to the UK after living in New Zealand for ten years, Claire has been experimenting with new techniques. She has been working with a variety of techniques and marrying metals together to create wearable sculptures or as she likes to call them wearable "Sketches", like little mini contemporary paintings

Eighteen - The Lost Generation - Exhibition

Date:
06/10/2018 - 17/11/2018
Description:
Almost half a million men enlisted in the first two months of The Great War, however recruitment soon fell dramatically and conscription was introduced in January 1916.Most single men from the ages of 18 to 41 were liable to be called up for service and by the end of war over five million British men had served.

Katharina Klug - Craft Showcase

Date:
06/10/2018 - 17/11/2018
Description:
Katharina create timeless vessels for contemporary interiors. Each piece is individually made from porcelain on the potter's wheel. Naïve, spontaneous pencil strokes, graphic simple patterns that create movement and direction.
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