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HEAVEN'S REALLY COOL!
 
He was just a little boy,
So ill he could no longer play,
When the angels heard him cry in pain,
They came and carried him away.
 
Carefully they flew with him,
Up to a mountain high,
And tenderly they laid him down,
Beneath a clear, blue sky.
 
Soon the little guy awoke.
And inhaled the sweet fresh air,
The sun was shining brightly,
There were flowers everywhere.

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He stood tall and looked about,
He felt good and was pain-free,
He stretched his little arms out wide,
And twirled around with glee,
 
Beside a path, he saw a sign,
Which pointed up and read,
"COME THIS WAY, PRECIOUS, LAD,
A WONDROUS PLACE IS JUST AHEAD!"
 
As he started up the winding path,
A puppy dog appeared,
And when the boy knelt to pet him,
The puppy kissed the boy's ear.

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The boy laughed and kissed him back,
The doggy's body, soft,
And the puppy wagged his tail so hard,
He nearly wagged it off.
 
Then the two of them went up the path,
The puppy at the boy's heels,
They raced and chased each other,
Pure joy was revealed.
 
A few more steps, and the boy saw
A pure white, woolly lamb,
A bell jingled on his collar,
Announcing, "Here I am."

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The lamb rubbed up against the boy,
Who hugged him round his neck,
"Baa Baa," cried the little lamb,
Then joined in the trek.
 
Something sweetly fluttered by,
That made the boy grin
A lovely, golden butterfly,
Lightly brushed the boy's chin.
 
Then it landed on his shoulder
Where its tiny toes held fast
It glimmered in the sunlight,
As if made of fine stained glass.

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The boy could not have been
More delighted or more pleased,
And, though butterflies are always shy,
This one seemed at ease.
 
Then a plaintive, faint meow
Reached the child's ear,
And there lolling in the flowers
A kittycat appeared.
 
The lad gazed into its soulful eyes,
Which were bigger than itself,
He hugged the kitten to his heart,
So much tenderness he felt.

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The kitten clung to the child's arm,
As they all continued up the path,
Such a joyful group they were,
With baas and barks and purrs and laughs.
 
Suddenly they all looked up
And saw a great city on a hill,
It glowed in dazzling glory,
All were astounded and stood still.
 
Their eyes were big as saucers,
Such an awesome sight beheld,
Then, as one, they took off running
Up the hill, as if compelled.

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They climbed the hill as fast they could,
To reach the city's gates,
Which had opened wide to let them in,
Yes  ... heaven did await.
 
The little boy, the dog, the cat,
The white lamb and the butterfly
Raced through the shimmering, shiny gates,
Until all were safe inside.
 
The Lord himself was there to greet them,
Each pet received His gentle pats, 
And the little boy was hugged with love,
As he sat upon his Father's lap.

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God told the boy not to worry
About those he'd left behind,
For one day they would join him,
But, for now, they were just fine.
 
And then God said the lad could send
A word back to his loved ones, too.
So the boy grinned and shouted out,
"HI GUYS!  HEAVEN'S REALLY COOL!"
 
Virginia (Ginny) Ellis
Copyright June 2006 ~ Updated February 2008

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