Saturday, February 18, 2006

a poem received in e-mail

  My friend Faye sent this to me in e-mail, and I thought it worthy to share with my readers.  I do hate seeing "author unknown" with any poem, because you know somebody, somewhere, wrote this; and they'll never get credit for it.  Not there's any monetary gain to be had from writing poems like this, but it would be nice just to know the author was getting credit  where credit is due.                                

                                          WHO'S IN HEAVEN?

I was shocked, confused, bewildered
as I entered Heaven's door,
Not by the beauty of it all,
by the lights or its decor.

But it was the folks in Heaven
who made me sputter and gasp --
the thieves, the liars, the sinners,
the alcoholics, the trash.

There stood the kid from seventh grade
who swiped my lunch money twice.
Next to him was my old neighbor
who never said anything nice.

Herb, who I always thought
was rotting away in hell,
was sitting pretty on cloud nine,
looking incredibly well.

I nudged God, "What's the deal?
I would love to hear Your take.
How'd all these sinners get up here?
You must have made a mistake.

And why's everyone so quiet,
so somber? Give me a clue."
"Hush, child," said He, "They're all in shock.
No one thought they'd see you".

Judge NOT.

--Author Unknown

Judge NOT.

--Author Unknown


astaryth said...

I like it!

firestormkids04 said...

Maybe this author is truly getting the credit he or she deserves just by the joy of knowing that people read it and send it on to others.  I surely would like to send this to my sister.  Blessings, Penny

mumma4evr said...

I always tell people in my chircht hat when we get toheaven, we will be very surprised at who we see there!!!

chat2missie said...

What a great poem!  

madcobug said...

Very good, thanks for sharing. Helen

am4039 said...

what a great poem and thanks for sharing.

ksquester said...

Absolutely WONDERFUL!!!!!  I love it!   Anne

lanurseprn said...

Wow what a surprising ending!  This was great!  Thanks for sharing it!

ora4uk said...

Well the ending did surprise me....I myself have a feeling there are gonna be alot of suprises "when we all get to heaven"....!!!!  Hugs...Ora

siennastarr said...

The ending to this poem did not surprise me at all!  Great poem!

Judge not lest ye be judged..  words to live by, I say!


mastersblynn said...

true how true Barbara

sanforized6 said...

Now that's a poem with a message! Humble pie time! Thanx for sharing that one. rich

shayshaydc said...

Great poem!!!

fowfies said...

Great poem, sure makes you think about things, puts things into perspective.

mutualaide said...

Well, that sure puts things in persective!