By James Hoffer, submitted May 6, 2015 Here is a hilarious poem especially for spring, from the author of a new book, Secrets and Mysteries of the Lost Ark: A Bible Adventure. You can learn more at www.LostArkSeminar.com
With tender care I planted there
A refuge and a haven;
I pulled much weed, I sowed much seed,
I visualized my Eden.
At last—’twas done! and growth begun
Of plant and flower and verdure;
With joyful air I breathed a prayer
For contemplated nurture.
Stand by! Give place! Behold the race,
As countless individuals
At once apprize and recognize
The likelihood of victuals.
Look now—forsooth! as claw and tooth
Of creatures bold, yet wary,
With omnivorous ecstasy
Now grace my sanctuary.
O coleopterous canticle!
O lagomorphic ballad!
O hark the ring of paw and wing
Descending on the salad!
Ye creatures wild, so meek, so mild,
I pause to beg your pardon—
That sacred ground that you have found
Was meant to be my garden!
(Published in Renewed and Ready, May 2010)
Copyright 2013 by James R. Hoffer, Ringgold, Georgia. Used by permission of the author.