Karen Joy Brown

I Know What Heaven Is

Karen Joy Brown


I know what heaven is                              

I know what heaven is, so don’t try to sell me lies

It’s where every good intention grows enough to touch the sky


I know what heaven is, it’s looking in your eyes

To dream of all that’s possible and then to let it die


I know what heaven is- to know you’re not alone

Face the vast and vicious beauty with a hand to guide you home


And I know just how to get there

One day at a time

I can tell you that it’s worth it

The joy and pain that makes this wine

We toast to love


I know what heaven is, it’s the sand that makes the pearl

At the bottom of the ocean in that dark and sunless world