Here and Hereafter Poem by Walter Everette Hawkins
Another great poem by the inimitable Walter Everette Hawkins is Here and Hereafter. It’s a short but profound one and one that seems very appropriate for the current times.
Here and Hereafter
I can see no cause for worry,
‘Bout a future heaven or hell,
For the thing has long been settled
And it’s plain as tongue can tell;
And it’s mighty poor religion
That won’t keep a man from fear;
For the next place must be heaven,
Since ’tis hell we are having here.
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Here and Hereafter was originally published in Chords and Discords, Boston, Richard G. Badger, 1920, and is currently in the public domain.