Can I get my passage to heaven?
Oh, I heard about that place very often,
They say it is a place where there is no night or morn,
A place full of smiles and no scorn.
Is it a place floating around the sky,
Where all our desires would be met with abundant supply,
Where celestial nymphs dance and sing us lullaby,
Where we can indulge in pleasures to gratify.
I wanted to apply for a visa to travel to heaven,
But visa will be given on satisfaction of certain conditions,
We should be leading a sinless life for admission,
Having committed many sins, it will lead to my disqualification.
But I am hell-bent on seeing heaven,
If I am not admitted there, here I will create one,
Heaven is a state of being, not a pin-coded location,
I will find it in our midst, it is my resolution.
Where there is peace, harmony and order,
Where love and truth is accepted as divine charter,
Where hearts of all connect to remove man-made borders,
Where equality and justice prevails to remove disorders.
Where we all dwell together in peace and understanding,
Where all follow the righteous path and be humans upstanding,
Where hatred, war and violence are not existing,
Where the force of love strengthens human bonding
May we all make this earth a real paradise,
May noble thoughts like stars in all minds arise,
Join me in this mission, to all I humbly invite,
It does not cost much, only our selfishness to sacrifice.
Poet K.Radhakrishnan lives in Bhopal city, India. Born on 4th November 1955. He is a underwriter by profession and worked as a senior level executive in NEWINDIA ASSURANCE, India's largest General Insurance Company till his retirement. He is engaged in consultant activities and insurance education. He has co-authored three insurance text books for NATIONAL COUNCIL OF EDUCATION, TRAINING AND RESEARCH(NCERT), INDIA. He has a passion for writing poetry which he pursued after retirement from his job. He writes in English. Though started writing poetry only from February 2016, the poet has wrritten over 600 poems which have been highly acclaimed all over the globe. The poet has won many poetry contests and have about 50 certificates awarded by many international facebook poetry groups.