DEAR ABBY: Many years ago, I copied this poem out of your column in the Indiana (Pa.) Gazette. Since there are so many strikes now, I thought it might be a good time to print it again. -- MRS. ARTHUR STEELE, INDIANA, PA.
IF GOD SHOULD GO 0N STRIKE
by Walt Huntley
How good it is that God above
has never gone on strike,
Because He was not treated fair
in things He didn't like.
If only once, He'd given up and
said, "That's it, I'm through!
"I've had enough of those on Earth,
so this is what I'll do:
"I'll give my orders to the sun
cut off the heat supply!
"And to the moon -- give no more light,
and run the oceans dry.
"Then just to make things really tough
and put the pressure on,
"Turn off the vital oxygen till
every breath is gone!"
You know He would be justified,
if fairness was the game,
For no one has been more abused
or met with more disdain
Than God, and yet he carries on,
supplying you and me
With all the favors of His grace,
and everything for free.
Men say they want a better deal,
and so on strike they go,
But what a deal we've given God
to whom all things we owe.
We don't care whom we hurt
to gain the things we like;
But what a mess we'd all be in,
If God should go on strike.