The Bargain
Copyright Jim Willis 2002 

I always meant to change things,
but I never had the time,
I should have made a difference,
but apathy is not a crime.

I should have paid attention,
to those who shed bitter tears,
for voiceless creatures without hope,
for those who live in fear.

But too soon my days were over,
the chance was finally lost,
and as my spirit soared upward,
I realized the priceless cost.

As I stood there quaking,
before those Pearly Gates,
I regretted the good intentions,
that wouldn't change my fate.

I'd lost my earthly treasures,
I'd disappointed those I loved,
I'd ignored my fellow creatures,
and placed selfish needs above.

My Creator solemnly listened,
as I pleaded, "I had no time!"
He said, "Entrance was only a dollar's worth,
but you never gave a dime."

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