To fix a distant fence.
The wind was cold and gusty
And the clouds rolled gray and dense.
And gathered tools to go,
The temperature had fallen,
The wind and snow began to blow.
He felt a heavy heart.
>From the sound of that ignition
He knew it wouldn't start.
Would do if we had been there.
He humbly bowed his balding head
And sent aloft a prayer.
As he turned the key for the last time,
He softly cursed his luck
They found him three days later,
Frozen stiff in that old truck.
Now Jake had been around in life
And done his share of roaming.
But when he saw Heaven, he was shocked --
It looked just like Wyoming !
Of all the saints in Heaven,
His favorite was St. Peter.
Or maybe it was three.
Nobody was keeping' score --
In Heaven, time is free.
'that God will answer prayer,
But one time I asked for help,
Well, he just plain wasn't there.'
And ignore the prayers of others?
That don't seem exactly square --
I know all men are brothers.'
Without good rhyme or reason?
Maybe, it's the time of day,
The weather or the season.'
It's just the way I feel.
And I was wondering', could you tell me --
What the heck's the deal?!'
And when Jake was done,
There were smiles of recognition,
And he said, 'So, you're the one!!'
And you sent your prayer a flying,
You gave us all a real bad time,
With hundreds of us trying..'
To check the status of your file,
But you know, Jake, we hadn't heard
>From you in quite a long while.'
And God ain't got no quota,
He didn't recognize your voice,
And started a truck in Minnesota '
Jan. 10, 2011