When we all see ‘ole St Peter

Standing there at Heaven’s gate,

Be on time and get in line,

He may not like to wait.

You can’t get into Heaven

Without a passing grade.

And that will be dependent

On decisions you have made.

Your grade cannot be altered

Once it’s listed by your name.

Power and wealth won’t matter

Or your accolades and fame.

Were you always fair with others

Or made gains at their expense?

“It wasn’t only me you know”.

That’s a very poor defense.

When you’re safely there in Heaven

Because you got a B,

Put a good word in for me,

I’m still hoping for a C.

So, if your grade is suspect,

Better gather up your nerve.

Then ask dear ‘ole St Peter

Would you grade me on the curve?

Don White

April 2023