Song for the Rapture

They tell me today is the rapture
And animals don’t get to go.
If dogs aren’t going to heaven,
I’m staying with Joe.

They tell me that cats don’t get taken–
No, nothing with meow or with purr.
If Katya-cat will not be going,
I’m staying with her.

And fish–I guess fish don’t go either.
No matter how fervent my wish.
If Lalwant Singh won’t be there with me,
I’ll stay with the fish.

Praying for joy and eternal happiness to everyone who goes in the rapture tomorrow–if it happens. Me, it isn’t heaven if everybody doesn’t get to go.

WRITING PROMPT: Your character thinks he/she will go in the rapture but doesn’t, or thinks he/she won’t go but does. OR your character is shocked at who goes and who is left behind.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Song for the Rapture

  1. Jane

    May 21, 2011 at 8:34am

    All join hands and JUMP!!!

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  2. Ann Best

    May 22, 2011 at 5:52pm

    A perfect verse. Rhymes fall naturally. I’m not good with rhymes but let them fall if they will.

    I’m with you on this! Don’t want to get raptured if the animals I love, that belong to my children, aren’t raptured either. I’ll wait!

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  3. damyanti

    May 23, 2011 at 4:27am

    OOOOH..Lalwant Singh would be so happy to know he is immortalized in such a beautiful poem! Thanks from a very grateful red fish, Marian!

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