Please don’t return to earth just yet.
Hold off the Rapture a little longer, I beg.
Long enough for me to complete the things I need to do;
Feed the hungry; spend time with friends,
Maybe even win a soul or two.
Oh, and then there’s my dreams of marriage,
college and a family
The thought of you coming back to separate
The sheep and the goats,
Well, it’s all so scary.
I know I shouldn’t ask this,
but please tell me why
It always has to be me afraid of the skies.
Colleen Jean Sutherland, 6th grade
Brimstone Biblical Academy
*This poem was actually written by Michelle Lyerly-Wiener and attributed to the main character in the book.