Entry - MAG Poetry Prize 2010


by Steven Ward

Do you believe in life after death?
What do you think you would say, with your dying breath,
Would you ask for forgiveness, for all the things you regret,
And then hope that your god, would forgive and forget.

Do you believe that the angels can fly?
And that they watch over us, from the clouds way up high,
Do you believe in heaven and hell?
And if they really exist, how can we tell

These are the questions that we all ask our self 
Because we need to believe, that there is something else,
Something to hope for, to give our lives some meaning
Because all of us need, some thing to believe in. 

It is a question of faith; it is a question of choice
So don't listen to others, listen to your own inner voice,
Make decisions for yourself, in what ever you do
Then at least in your heart, to yourself you are true.

And in time of doubt, when you feel insecure
Just remember that life, is a magical mystery tour,
No one said it was easy, and sometimes we feel blue
Just remember that somewhere, some one feels just like you.

Some times we feel anger, and sometimes we feel pain
But at the end of the day, we are all the same,
So what ever you believe in, don't ever forget
Live your life to the max, don't live to REGRET IT.  

Added: 27.03.2010

Judges' comments on this poem


Liked the sentiments expressed, especially the 'don't regret your life' conclusion.