I dreamed death came to me one night,
and Heaven's gates flew open wide.
With kindly grace, St. Peter came
and ushered me inside.
There, to my astonishment, were friends
I had known on Earth.
Some I had labeled as unfit
and some of little worth.
Indignant words flew to my lips;
Words I could not set free.
For every face showed stunned surprise --
No one expected ME!