How the Platypus Came to Be

“It is done”, God said,
“It’s time to take a rest.”
The angels marveled at the sun and stars,
Jesus liked the Earth the best.

God’s workshop was a jumble,
And Gabriel started to clean.
He found a pile of extra parts,
And caused some kind of scene.

“You know I can’t stand waste, Lord.
“You’ve got to use these bits,”
“Can’t be done,” God told him.
“Nothing left there fits.”

“You’re the Lord!” Said Gabriel,
“Ain’t nothing you can’t do.”
So God jammed the bits together,
And made the platypus and you.


poem originally posted on David McMahon’s
Author Blog,
May 5th, 2008
Poet: Charlene L. Amsden

~ by Quilly on May 4, 2008.

6 Responses to “How the Platypus Came to Be”

  1. And ME??? LOL! Quilly! I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE that poem! Just adorable!!!

  2. This is so cute!

    Thanks for the calendar heads-up on Simply Snickers!

    SIMPLY SNICKERS – weekly poetry prompts


  3. Man this poem is aweosme!

  4. Me — thanks! I hope you don’t mind that I deleted your spam link! 😉

  5. what spam link?

  6. Me — that link you write in actually goes to a commercial webpage. You knew that right?

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