Leaking Pen

Veteran Poet - 1,487 Points (Wellington, New Zealand)

The Best Poem In The World - Poem by Leaking Pen

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.

Author Unknown
(Though possibly written by either the worst sinner or
the most thankful person in heaven, or both!)

Topic(s) of this poem: judgement

Comments about The Best Poem In The World by Leaking Pen

  • Adeline Foster (7/20/2015 7:04:00 PM)

    Nah, I must beg to differ. Read mine __ We The Unencumbered __
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  • (5/9/2015 12:46:00 AM)

    This poem was written by my son in 1996. He was 17 the title is JUDGE NOT. Is name Dr David Johnny Nixon. You can follow him at www.bornthatway.org I hope this helps. (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (1/9/2015 7:30:00 AM)

    This is great. I'm adding it to my favorite poem list. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Poem Edited: Sunday, September 3, 2017

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