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The Eclectic Pen - Best Poem in the World

By: Sherry M. (Mousey) -  
Date Submitted: 5/21/2007
Genre: Religion & Spirituality » General
Words: 127


I was shocked, confused, bewildered
as I entered Heaven's door,
Not by the beauty of it all,
nor 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 and 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 Jesus, "What's the deal?
I would love to hear Your take.
How'd all these sinners get up here?
God must've made a mistake.

"And why's everyone so quiet,
so somber - give me a clue."
"Hush, child," He said, "they're all in shock.
No one thought they'd be seeing you."


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Jim H. (Pecos45) - 5/21/2007 12:29 AM ET
Ain't it the truth! Good one.
Lindsey B. (Lindsey) - 5/21/2007 11:20 AM ET
Hahaha! I like this!
IONE L. (zaneygraylady) - 5/21/2007 3:33 PM ET
love love love this
Tom A. (TomsBooks333) - 5/21/2007 9:10 PM ET
I love it! Made me laugh:)
Lena S. (SquirrelNutkin) - 5/25/2007 7:41 PM ET
That was incredible....I went back and read it 2 more times! Home Run!
Gina S. (GigiBeanz) - 6/1/2007 10:29 AM ET
My how the tables can and have turned!
Silvercat - - 6/11/2007 2:39 AM ET
Great pitch!!! (And I laughed, too...)
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