Monday, May 10, 2010

God and Ma---and the Irish Lass

The Irish Lass--She's goin' keep God and Ma BUSY!
Ma and God

God gave us fingers--Ma says, "Use your fork."
God gave us voices---Ma says, " Don't scream."
Ma says eat broccoli, cereal and carrots.
But God gave us tasteys for maple ice cream.

God gave us fingers---Ma says, "Use your hanky."
God gave us puddles---Ma says, "Don't splash."
Ma says, "Be quiet, your father is sleeping."
But God gave us garbage can covers to crash.

God gave us fingers---Ma says, " Put your gloves on."
God gave us raindrops---Ma says, "don't get wet."
Ma says be careful, and don't get too near to
Those strange lovely dogs that God gave us to pet.

God gave us fingers---Ma says, "go wash 'em."
But God gave us coal bins and nice dirty bodies.
And I ain't too smart, but there's one thing for certain---
Either Ma's wrong or else God is.

Shel Silverstein from Where the Sidewalk Ends


  1. The pictures and the poem are perfect!! She is going to keep someone on their toes!

  2. Those are great pictures! She is so big!

  3. She's a little beauty that no doubt will keep you on the run ...

  4. Yes, I'm keeping her for four days at the end of July---I must start training now!


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