Do Flies Go To Heaven?

A Cockroach and AnElephant

A Cockroach and AnElephant

I wonder if flies go to heaven
And is it the same one as ours
Clearly butterflies must
To sprinkle magic dust
Otherwise who pollinates all heaven’s flowers

I wonder if cockroaches go to heaven
Do they scurry around at high speed
Do they come out at night
To give people a fright
And do they satisfy some celestial need

I wonder if frogs go to heaven
Can they croak as loud as they like there
Do a million tadpoles
Achieve individual goals
Or do they still get eaten by pike there

I wonder if rats go to heaven
Are they still an affront to the eyes
Do they scurry around
In whatever rubbish is found
Or does everything sparkle in their paradise

I wonder if bigots go to heaven
And how happily they fill their days there
Hating Blacks and Chinese
And folk who pray on their knees
Thinking that they should not be in the same place there

I wonder if we all go to heaven
And if so then what is it worth
Do we stay unfulfilled
Until we reach this next world
AnElephant prefers to live this life while he is on earth

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20 Responses to Do Flies Go To Heaven?

  1. amelia says:

    After reading several of the reviews, I decided to try this:


  2. MicheleMariePoetry says:



  3. nightlake says:

    not sure if there is heaven or hell.. think earth is the last resort for humans. so make a paradise in earth as long as we are here


  4. Shainbird says:

    Very nice! I love how it flows from silly/funny and then it gets serious for some fine thinking, thank you!


  5. emmylgant says:

    Carpe diem mon ami.
    La seule certitude est celle du moment,
    Et une seule vie en rose:
    celle que l’on cree et vit.


  6. RoSy says:

    I wonder some of that too. Gosh – if everyone is allowed in Heaven – what’s he point of being “good” here on earth. And – what really happens to anyone who doesn’t make it to Heaven – if there is a Heaven? Oh – my head hurts. I’ll just be me & see what happens – if anything…


  7. Penny L Howe says:

    Yes, I have in on good authority that they do! I checked, just to make sure! 🙂 xo


  8. colonialist says:

    Of course flies go to heaven! Where do you think ‘good fly day’ came from?


  9. willow says:

    Love this poem! You are so talented.
    You are very lucky ( and deserving ) to have found your heaven at Medville.
    What a fab photo.


  10. MicheleMariePoetry says:

    I too prefer to live ‘this’ life while I am still on earth, but I am looking forward to sooo much more in the next life! (it also keeps me on the straight and narrow!) This life ain’t heaven..There is more, that’s for sure…


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