Jesus Said

( By Jan Phillips )

You can climb the highest mountain
You can swim the deepest sea
But the path to paradise is still through me.
You can walk the longest highway
You can drive the longest miles
But the path to paradise is still through me.
I gave you free will to do as you wish
You can go to work or just go fish
But the path to paradise is still through me.
You can travel from state to state
To see what you can see
But the path to paradise is still through me.
You can drink the evil spirits
Until you can’t walk or stand
But the path to paradise is still through me.
You can get high on dope
And live in a fog
But the path to paradise is still through me.
You can work every day
From dawn to dusk
But the path to paradise is still through me.
You can be good to your fellow man
And be as nice as you can be
But the path to paradise is still through me.
Try as you might
Doing what’s right
The path to paradise is still through me.

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About Jan P

I was born and raised and still live in the great state of Oklahoma in the U.S.A. I live in Oklahoma City and have lived her for over 40 years. Came from a small town in eastern Oklahoma. I was raised on a farm as my daddy was a sharecropper. I worked for the Department of Defense for over 30 years. I am now retired and trying to catch up on all the things I didn't get to do when I worked. I have written poetry for many years, but only recently started writing more since I have found a place where others can enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it.

2 thoughts on “Jesus Said

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    I particularly liked the very good use of repetition every third line.Done well it always adds to a poem and it has clearly done so in this.Without wishing to appear presumptious, we hope that there will be lots more to come in the future,but I do like the individual and identifiable style that I’ve discerned in your posts thus far.

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