our poet geoffrey owens….

I Saw in Heav’n


{for the children slain in Newtown, Connecticut}


I saw in Heav’n a famous man

Who’d done some famous things.

He’d built great buildings with a plan –

The kind of plan that great fame brings

And makes us humans proud.


I saw in Heav’n a lovely dame

Who’d lived a lovely life.

She’d done some things worthy of fame –

The kind of fame nor grief nor strife

Could ever wholly shroud.


I saw in Heav’n a band of kids

Who’d gone one day to class.

And with some sleep still on their lids,

All score of them, each lad and lass,

Had landed on a cloud.



-Geoffrey Owens

December 19th, 2012

Steve has been a minister for almost 5 decades; and for more than 40 years married to the wife of his youth and partner, Lisa. Steve has spoken in Madison Square Garden. He's swam the Hudson River to raise money for his favorite charity. He’s the writer, producer and director of an award winning short film. He’s an author, speaker, and father whose messages are hilarious, soulful and life changing. When he's not trying to sell, ride or make friends on a motorcycle, you can find him in Portland, Oregon where he is happily serving with the https://portlandchurch.org

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