The New Heaven

The old heaven and earth
are passing away
before our very eyes.
Anger and opinion of little use
as the ground slips beneath our feet
and the wide sea opens.
The words written long ago
about horsemen riding
and a great city falling
are now in present tense.
Hold together what you wish
of the crumbling structures
but be sure to look ahead,
to begin the work
of the new heaven.
Don’t scar it with old hatreds,
with all that hasn’t worked.
Remember to forget
and follow the trail
where life is leading.
Keep peace amidst the turmoil
and your crown in the chaos.
New life is coming
and into that new body
we are all being born.





















Reading of “The New Heaven” with music by Secret Garden



14 Responses to “The New Heaven”

  1. David Barnes says:

    Your’s is a powerful, clear and confident voice, Don. Is it time to do some public readings around the Pacific Northwest?

  2. Eric Dunn says:

    This is such a clear, beautiful message to all! Thank you Don!

  3. David Waskom says:

    I love this, Don. It reminds us leaders to stay grounded and alert. I promise to keep my crown during this whole process.

  4. Robert Morello says:

    Don, you seemed to have captured in your words and thoughts what many of us are feeling but unable to express in such an eloquent manner.

  5. I feel this so strongly to Don..These are words that capture our time.
    I am happy for the rebirth..however long it must take.

  6. David Kyle says:

    Thank you, Don. I echo what others are saying above. I love to hear the bard in you punctuating the feeling and rhythm of the poem. Both challenge and hope in this one to balance us in our individual and collective choices.

  7. Tom Figel says:

    Don, may it be so, and as lovely as your poem this morning. Thanks.

  8. Donald A Celestino says:

    Thanks Don, I’m in! It’s going to take a lot of love, patience, perseverance, failures, victories and unknowns. Fear..Yes! Compassion, yes! blessing Yes! Vision yes! and overcoming obstacles. I’d love to share this…..yes?

  9. Mel says:

    Hope for the sunshine tomorrow ?
    Well done Don.
    Difficult times.
    Stay safe everyone and be kind.

  10. Allen Guisinger says:

    Simply perfect expression of the situation – we have known that this was coming in some form. We have work to do now to welcome the New Heaven. Thank you my friend.

  11. Tony Palombo says:

    Strong words spoken with angelic fire. I loved hearing your clarion voice convey your spirit. Thank you brother.

  12. Chris Dalengas says:

    Very nice, Don. Thanks for these words.

  13. William Comer says:

    May my voice harmonize with thine.

  14. Veronica Lim says:

    How glorious this picture of the New Day dawning, and how absolutely perfect your words. Thank you.

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