Poetry from the Subway: Patrick Philips, Heaven

I was riding the subway the other day and looked up to find this poem on one of the boards. Normally ads decorate the subway cars, but this was just a poem. Not that I ascribe to the sentiments in the poem, but I did think that this was an interesting way to look at what the afterlife might be like.

Patrick Philips, Heaven

It will be the past

and we’ll live there together.(2014 -04-05 063

Not as it was to live

but as it is remembered.

It will be the past

we’ll all go back together.

Everyone we ever loved

and lost, and must remember.

It will be the past

And it will last forever.

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3 Comments

Filed under Art, New York City, Writing

3 responses to “Poetry from the Subway: Patrick Philips, Heaven

  1. C

    I love this poem. I do hope this is what Heaven is like.

  2. Eileen Utroske

    I saw this on the subway in NY, a few months after my mother had died. I felt strangely comforted, feeling that it spoke to me in my fresh grief.

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