For some reason (possibly my own inability to cut and paste), my poem is missing the last verse. Here it is in its entirety:Shopping for SoulsThe pastor saysshe’s gone home to Jesus.He talks about her baptism,her big heart,and the deeds done.The pastor sayswe are all sinnersand the cost of sin is death.That unique savioris the only key to heaven.The pastor saysshe was a believer, she was saved.The people she fed,strangers she clothed,children she took inas if they were the bestof her blood,do not count as stampsin her heavenly passport.The pastor saysWho believes?Now, this second,for the first time,and ever after?I can’t help but thinkgood deeds don’t requirea church.Tell me, preacher,how much do good deeds costwhen you’re shopping for souls?
Terri,Thanks for posting the last verse for us... it was not in the submission you sent in. However, we love the work just the same. :)-Jessica (AL)
Jessica,Thanks so much! I copied multiple poems into the submission and suspect that I lost something in the midst. I'm glad you like it both with and without.Terri