Judgment Day

Judgment Day

From Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul

Judgment Day

On Judgment Day Saint Peter stands,

A list of virtues in his hands.

As all the souls in silence wait

To see who’ll pass through heaven’s gate.

“You’ll enter first,” he says, “if you

can swear your heart was always true.

And you were constant to the end,

A steadfast, loyal, devoted friend.

Never spiteful, never mean,

Unchanging through good times and lean.

With no desire but this: to be

allowed to love eternally.”

And this is why Saint Peter’s hand

Throws wide the heavenly portals, and

With wagging tails and shining eyes

The dogs walk into paradise.

Millicent Bobleter

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