The Best Poem in the World

Posted: November 13, 2011 by Ty in New Thought Journal
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Author Unknown
(Though possibly written by either the worst sinner or
the most thankful person in heaven, or both!)





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 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,” said He “They’re all in shock.


No one thought they’d see you.”


Judge NOT.

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