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About Will Maupin's weekly. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1911-1912 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 10, 1911)
WEEKLY JOURNAL OF CHEERFUL COMMENT
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, FEBRUARY 10, 191 1
; ' 'State Historical Society
GOOD ENOUGH FOR ALL OF US
The preacher in the pulpit stood and talked of harps and strings
Of golden streets, and jasper walls, and crowns and other things.
And eloquent he waxed about the angel chorus strong
That wings its way about the throne in sweet melodious song;
Where congregations ne'ei break up and Sabbaths never cease,
And all about is perfect joy, and love and rest and peace.
He drew a picture of the place in words he knew would please.
Till all were carried to the skies on flowery beds of ease.
He had his hearers all wrought up about that golden clime
Until it seemed they could not wait the meet and proper time
To don their white ascension robes and swiftly fly away
To Jordan's fair and happy land where shines eternal day.
"Let all," the pastor loudly cried, "who want to join our band
And go to that celestial home now rise and proudly stand!"
Then came a mighty rustling noise, and all rose to their feet
Save one lone stranger who sat tight and never left his seat.
"My brother, I cannot believe," the pastor cried, "that you
Prefer to join that other throng we know as Satan's crew
And journey on that downward path that surely leads to hell!"
"Well I guess not!" the stranger cried- his voice rang like a bell.
"Then why" the pastor asked of him, "did you not stand to show
That you with us to that fair land would love to quickly go?"
'Because I.m, pretty well content," the stranger said with glee,
To stay right here Nebraska is good enough for me!"
WILL M. MAUPIN.
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