How the Platypus Came to Be ~ NPM Day #1
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
I shared this previously, but it seemed the perfect poem for April Fool’s Day. This is National Poetry month and I will attempt to post a poem a day — some of them might even be new!
You know, it is time to take a rest.
I’d like to visit this blog more often but I’m a little uneasy with comment moderation. I’m beginning to think it tad rude as you’re my “Avon Lady”
Not that I mind because, frankly, Jim gets on my LAST NERVE !!!
Karen — I do moderate you for a reason!
Good, Quilly, very clever writing. 🙂 Oh yes, I haven’t done this for a long time but Rabbit, rabbit.
I’m glad even though God made the platypus first of the last, he saved the best he had for the very last, YOU.
I’d like a poem a day but won’t have time for that. How about seven a week? Would that count? Blogger, now, today, owned by Google, lets me pick a date for them.
Jim — thanks for the compliment — I think.
It’s funny, adorable and perfect for today! Hope you had a fun day, Quilly without too many jokes played on you.
Kay — the only “joke” I suffered was a friend who stood me up for dinner, but since I pretty much expected she would (because she’s a flake, not because she’s mean) I wasn’t surprised or upset.
Waste not, want not!
Akelamalu — that is the perfect comment for this post!
Still one of my favorite poems. I’m proud to say I was here when it first appeared.
Doug — I’m proud to say that you’ve been here since EVERY first thing! You were my very first
tormentor commenter, remember?
Yeah, I like to brag about it now and then.
Oh that is funny!!
RiA — I am glad you enjoyed it!
And you’re a poet? Is there no end to your amazing talents?
Bev — I am pretty certain that my attempts at prose don’t actually make me a poet.
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