Oh God This is Heaven

April 7, 2017

Oh God This is Heaven

When we experience Happiness
We say Oh God this is Heaven
Many events make us feel this way
And these are my favourite seven.

Looking out at the river and sea
The cool breeze blowing on my face
The swaying palms completes the scene
This has to be a Heavenly place.

On a hot sweltering day we only need
Tender coconut water to drink
And eat its soft malai flesh
We're certainly on Heaven's brink.

Seeing a baby laugh and giggle
Just enjoying my silly prompt
A toddler's first steps or pitter patter
With this heavenly feeling we're swamped.

We were challenged and we worked hard
Many times we wanted to give up
And when we accomplished the results we desired
The trophy is Heaven's own Cup.

Our family sits down and we reminisce
Going down memory lane
Our family albums bring out much laughter
It's Heaven all over again.

We gift our family, friend or someone in need
Something they really wanted
Their gratuitous face radiates a joyous smile
Into Heaven's euphoria we're jaunted.

We go for a retreat and live simply
And hear many a reflective sermon
We sit meditating concentrated in prayer
And feel God's arms...we're in Heaven.

Our life on Earth has many ups and downs
We're embroiled worrying about hardships we're given
Let's learn to cherish the blessings we experience
And say Oh God this is Heaven.


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By Jasmine Carvalho
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Comment on this article

  • Herman Pinto, Toronto

    Wed, Sep 20 2017

    Hi Jasmine,

    Nice article. I must admit, I have read some of your articles in the past and am a fan.

    Nice to have met you and your husband in person at our Monthi-Fest celebration. Thank you for your support !

    Keep up the good work !!


  • Richard Almeida, Kodavoor/Thottam/Airoli, Navi Mumbai

    Sat, Apr 15 2017

    Wow!!! wonderful Jasmine. we are proud of you. At least you are always in front of our eyes through your meaningful poems. We had wonderful stay in Saudi with intellectual family like you and others. Convey our gratitude to Wilfred, Maria and Mark. Happy Ester in advance.

  • Ronald Raphael D'sa, Belmannu /Mangalore / Dubai

    Wed, Apr 12 2017

    Wow...yes very true...while reading your poems it really feel good from inside our mind & body !!! Very touching Ms. Jasmine

    Keep up the good writing and lets all feel like we are in HEAVEN ***

  • Max and Jessie Rasquinha, Mangalore, Houston/Dallas, Texas

    Wed, Apr 12 2017

    Wonderful write-up, dear Jasmine. Well timed for the Holy Week and well understood. It is quite evident that you are truly accepting all the worldly pleasures in the right sense and acknowleding your recognition of God for all the great favors bestowed upon you and all of us in this "small world, a beautiful world".

    We have so much to be thankful for in this world. The good weather, the good food, good friends and good family - all of these are innumerable gifts from God that are placed in our good hands every single day of our life. All that we need to do is to acknowledge God's handsome gifts each day and share those gifts in whichever way can with many others that surround us in our daily life. In countries specially like India where population is ever-growing the daily shortages of clean water, clean food and clean air is becoming a short supply. The global warming is getting increasingly evident and that causes concern and alarm in parts of India where water could in abundant short supply. God is the only mercy that we all need to cling to and seek God's kind protection so that our glamorous cities, towns and villages are spared from any major disasters.

    Please continue sharing your inspiring thoughts and feelings, and let us all help to make this world a better place to live and survive. This world is truly a "heaven on earth", and let us continue our mission by serving many others that need our help and support, and in turn God will help us. Wishing you and everyone a Happy Holy Week.

  • Shala D'Souza, Kemman/Saudi

    Wed, Apr 12 2017

    A reminder to me to see happiness in small things and to forget all the worries.
    Beautiful poem, Jasmine, you're so talented!

  • Nancy Lewis, Kemmannu/Mississauga, canada

    Tue, Apr 11 2017

    Well done Jasmine! Nice poem. Proud of you.

  • Rehana Husain, Washington DC

    Tue, Apr 11 2017

    Jasmine my school buddy I'm so proud of you - this poem is truly euphoric and agree that life's pleasure and happiness is found in small things and in sharing.

    MIss Jackie would definitely be proud of your accomplishments

  • Roshan Fernandes, Kundapur / Perth, Australia

    Tue, Apr 11 2017

    So true Jas. We forget to appreciate and focus more on the hardships. Well written and I hope you continue writing more poems.

  • Vivienne Monteiro, Goa/Canada

    Tue, Apr 11 2017

    Jasmine, I loved reading your poem. Makes us remember our blessings which we take for granted.
    Keep writing and thanks for sharing.

  • Neena Marwah, Sugar land TX

    Tue, Apr 11 2017

    Sitting in my backyard, the leaves and flowers fluttering in the cool breeze with birds chirping around that's heaven on earth to me right now. Thanks for the reminder that we can find it anywhere we want.
    Great poem and hope to read more of your creative writing.

  • Candida D'Souza-Rosair, Born in Kundapur/brought up in Bombay/residing in Dubai:-))

    Mon, Apr 10 2017

    Beautiful poem aunty Jasmine!! Keep them coming :-))

  • jean nazareth, Mangalore/U.S.A.

    Mon, Apr 10 2017

    Beautiful Poem Jasmine, ......loved it !!
    True, just today as I ENJOYED the cool sea breeze and the lovely views from my Balcony ,
    felt like HEAVEN on Earth.
    Thanks for sharing...love you !!!Keep writing.

  • Gregory Serrao, Nanthoor, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 10 2017

    Nice poem Jasmine. Very well written. Keep it up!

  • Laila Pinto, Mangalore / Saudi Arabia

    Mon, Apr 10 2017

    Beautiful poem Jasmine. ...took me down the memory lane.

  • Jasmine Carvalho, Moovathumudi-Kemmannu/Toronto, Canada

    Mon, Apr 10 2017

    Thank you so much for your encouragement. I was enjoying the breeze and cried out to myself, this is heaven. So I thought of writing the poem and make us realize the many times God makes us experience Heaven on Earth.
    I do have many poems and probably will start sending it to Daijiworld to publish.

  • Alex Crasta, Kannada Kudru/Goregaon, Mumbai

    Sun, Apr 09 2017

    Wow Jasmine! More feathers to your literary cap. Congratulations! Seems we often fail to see heaven on earth. Keep up your good work!

  • Maurice Menezes, Udupi/DXB

    Sun, Apr 09 2017

    Wonderful poem reflecting we mortals enjoy heaven on earth with all graces bestowed by our heavenly Father.
    Do keep up dear Jasmine!

  • Veera Rodrigues, Mangalore Dubai

    Sun, Apr 09 2017

    Wow this is one of the most beautiful Poem. Keep Writing aunty

  • Sachin D'Souza, Kinnigoli/Oman

    Sat, Apr 08 2017

    Oh God That was brilliant! Very well written poem. Got aware of a little bit of heaven on earth. Thank you Aunty.

  • Evans Christopher Sumitra, Udupi/ New York, USA.

    Fri, Apr 07 2017

    Your article made us feel as if Heaven is on Earth. It is thought to provoke and in fact, all should read it from the beginning to the very end. It is mind blowing. Thanks, Jasmine Carvalho.

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