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0 posted 2000-07-07 04:05 PM

I saw a most amazing thing, the likes of which I haven't seen
Almighty God in all his glory, laughing uproariously
He was looking through the heavens at the happenings down on earth
When I asked him, quite respectfully; "What's so funny?" "My Lord, such mirth!"
He said "You people, you just kill me, if you can forgive the pun."
Then I heard him kindly asking Jesus "Pardon me please, won't you my son?"
He told me; "Just look at those people, tell me friend, what do you see?"
"Don't they wipe out entire generations, and atone by saving a tree?"
"Now that's funny!" "Oh, I get it, and the arrogance of their pride!"
The more they puffed their accomplishments up, the more I had to laugh inside
They're going to save the planet someday, and all the creatures that live there
Cause it makes them feel religious, and after all, it shows they care
Surely they know that we're only renting, and soon will be evicted
Cause he wants to make a new one that's not gravity restricted
Then I saw Gabriel doing stand-up, and was pleasantly surprised
He keeps the angels all in stitches with his wit and laughing eyes
I almost lost my composure with his human impersonation
"Domestic tranquility through progressive prevarication"
A daunting place it turned out to be, familiar though, somehow to me
Like deja vu, coincidence, or some manifest destiny
I left there like I went there, just wandered in and just wandered out
I can't explain, nor would I try, what it was even all about
I only know, and this I swear, there is a good God in heaven
Beyond all that, I just don't care; what I don't know now, I will know then
I can still hear Him laughing though, if I listen with intent
A still, small, reassuring voice, that I know is heaven sent

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1 posted 2000-07-07 06:53 PM

I like the idea that God would smile and laugh and joke around!  
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2 posted 2000-07-07 07:05 PM

Jester - Loved this the first time I read it, still love it now.  Bonnie

[This message has been edited by BSC (edited 07-07-2000).]

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3 posted 2000-07-08 09:42 AM


Thought provoking.

'what I don't know now, I will know then'

Enjoyed your thoughts.

~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~

Kit McCallum
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4 posted 2000-07-08 03:08 PM

Enjoyed this Jester! Quite a picture you've penned here ... loved your closing line! Well done!  

Best wishes,

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