Where Is God?

He was just a little lad,
and on the weeks first day.
Was wandering home from Sunday School,
and dawdling all the way.

He scuffed his shoes into the grass,
he found caterpillar.
He found a fluffy milk weed pod,
and blew out all the filler.

A bird's nest in a tree o'er head
so wisely placed on high.
Was just another wonder
that caught his eager eye.

A neighbor watched his zig-zag course
and hailed him from the lawn.
Asked him where he'd been that day,
and what was going on.

"I've been to Bible School" he said,
and turned a piece of sod.
He picked up a wiggly worm and said,
"I've learned a lot about God."

"A very fine way", the neighbor said,
"for a boy to spend his time".
"If you'll tell me where God is,
I'll give you a brand new dime."

Quick as a flash his answer came!
Nor were his accents faint.
"I'll give you a dollar mister,
if you'll tell me where God ain't!"

Copyright Yolanda Cohen
Poem by
Used with permission.

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