Written February 3, 1965, as part of the creative writing class taken by Robert Knapp in Lake Stevens/Everett area of Snohomish County, Washington.
The Good and the Bad
You have all had your portions of sorrow and pain,
And have struggled thru life, without very much gain.
You have climbed the steep hills, and you’ve wandered the valleys.
God knows what you’ve done and your marked in his tally.
With the wonderful promise, of the life that’s to come,
So free to each soul, big small, old, and young.
The rich and the poor folks will be much the same,
When they stand in the judgement, and He calls their name.
So open that Bible and read the Dear Words,
Faithfully pray, and your prayers will be heard.
Rejoice for tomorrow may be one day too late,
The insurance is costly that protects you from fate.
Deaths bound to come, no matter how famous,
And no matter how great that your bankroll may be.
For He knows every soul, and can easily name us,
And He has a place there, for you and for me.
So many are mourning their loved ones that’s gone,
Just as sure as there’s morning, and as sure as there’s down,
We’ll all have to meet Him, to be judged for our lives,
So try to do right and, keep a pure heart within.
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