â€œIt is doneâ€, God said,
â€œItâ€™s time to take a rest.â€
The angels marveled at the sun and stars,
Jesus liked the Earth the best.
Godâ€™s workshop was a jumble,
And Gabriel started to clean.
He found a pile of extra parts,
And caused some kind of scene.
â€œYou know I canâ€™t stand waste, Lord.
â€œYouâ€™ve got to use these bits,â€
â€œCanâ€™t be done,â€ God told him.
â€œNothing left there fits.â€
â€œYouâ€™re the Lord!â€ Said Gabriel,
â€œAinâ€™t nothing you canâ€™t do.â€
So God jammed the bits together,
And made the platypus and you.
poem originally posted on David McMahonâ€™s
May 5th, 2008
Poet: Charlene L. Amsden
15 thoughts on “How the Platypus Came to Be”
Which explains why, when we stand together you can’t tell us apart.
and why wifey finds me so attractive!
Great poem, Quilly. Is this Charlene the same Charlene as you? I greatly suspect it is. Well done!!
I DO recognize it! But it is EVER so worthy of a repeat performance! I STILL love it! And you! Sniffles and all…
yeah… i thought it might be something like that… at least platypus looks cute, unlike me…
oh wait, what about that evolution thing?
anyway, delightful poem. that charlene is a talented poet 😉
Bazza — that’s what you remind me of! And I’d heard that T had a soft heart for small children and animals.
Alice — yes, that is me. I have a poetry blog that is often ignored (by me as well as readers).
Doug — some days I shine.
Melli — but I believe it is the poem’s first appearance on this blog. You saw it on my poetry blog.
Juliana — that evolution thing? Alive and working. We’ve evolved from cute to middle aged, haven’t we? (For more evolution go read OC’s new post.)
Great poem. And that doesn’t come lightly. I normally don’t like poetry, but something about this just makes me feel warm. Must be the love and aloha that you infused in it.
i love platypi. there is a secret agent platypus on a cartoon my kids watch. somehow that was worth mentioning.
Very nice poem!
I saw on Melli’s you were a little under the weather – feel better soon.
I saw over at Melli’s you were a little under the weather. Hope you are feeling a little better soon. Mainlanders brought it to you is how it got all the way over to Hawaii.
Love the poem, too. Sending you some cybersoup and warm thoughts. I was a little chilly and funky feeling today, too. Needed a day off…that’s getting a little more frequent these days of coolness.
Excep shopping with my dil…that’s why I was still tired! The ice storm yesterday kept me from resting.
I love that poem! Very witty!
I had to Google Platypus to fully understand, but I like that. I learned something new again.
How cute! I have always said God has a sense of humor. Just look at the platypus. Then of course there is the giraffe. It is a tall spotted horse with a long neck.
I wondered what was wrong with me. Now I know.
I’m just gonna go hang out with some platypuses.
Happy New Year!!!!!!!
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