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 stare and gasp--
the thieves, the liars, the sinners,
the boozers,and the trash.
There stood the kid from seventh grade
who swiped my money twice.
Next to him was my old neighbor
who never said anything nice.
Herb, who I always thought
would rot away in hell,
was sitting pretty on cloud nine,
looking very well.
I nudged Jesus, "What's the deal?
I would love to hear Your take.
How'd all these sinners get up here?
Was it God's mistake?.
And why's everyone so quiet,
Please Give me a clue."
"Hush, child," said He "They're all in shock.
No one thought that they'd see you."