You came to visit us yesterday
Not realizing fully what God’s schemes
Involved; and never in your wildest dreams
Did you imagine what you’d come to say.
Susan said you two’d never found a way
To discuss anything but younger themes
Of boys, cars, clothes, and ev’rything that seems
Important to girls in the month of May.
But now I want to make you understand
I know there’s more to you than meets the eye:
More than beautiful hair or winsome tooth.
You’ve been sent back to lend a helping hand
To those who cannot see that they must die
Again to learn the Universal Truth.
(written in 1978)