Written in 2015; published on 20 December 2018
- HOW OLD ARE YOU? A CONVERSATION BETWEEN GOD AND ADAM, a Myth by Alice B. Clagett
Here is a narrative poem about creation …
HOW OLD ARE YOU?
A CONVERSATION BETWEEN GOD AND ADAM
A Myth by Alice B. Clagett
Quite some time ago,
one of my nieces asked me,
“How old are you?”
As old as Adam, nearly.
Had to be.
Soon after He created Adam,
God noticed him moping about.
So He said,
“What’s with the woeful face, my friend?”
And Adam said:
“Well, you know, Lord,
sometimes I feel so down….”
And God said: “I can see that.
Though I love you dearly
— like my own son, really
— it’s also true , I have a universe to run.
It’s a big job!”
Thereon Adam interjected:
“That’s so, but Heaven knows,
you’re The Guy to do it!”
“Well,” continued the Lord,
“when I’m off painting the autumn leaves,
or maybe making sure the waves have plenty of foam,
I can see where you might sometimes feel a little down.
Like Me, before I made you.”
So they put their heads together,
and Ta Daah!
came up with me!
My niece said, “That’s a joke, right?”
I said: “Believe it or not,
that’s exactly how it happened.”
Image: “Forest Ferns,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0
Alice B. Clagett
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