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Where God Ain't

 

He was just a little boy on the first day of the week.

He was wandering home from Sunday School and dawdling along the way.

He scuffed his shoes into the grass. He found a caterpillar.

He found a fluffy milkweed pod, and blew out all its filler.

A bird's nest in a tree overhead, so wisely placed on high,

Was just another wonder that caught his eager eye.

A neighbor watched his zig-zag course and called him from his lawn.

He asked him where he'd been 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, replying: "I've learned a lot about God"

"M'm, very fine way, " the neighbor said, "for a boy to spend his time.

If you will tell me where God is, I'll give you a brand new dime."

Quick as a flash the answer came, nor were his words faint.

"I'll give you a dollar, Mister, if you can tell me where God ain't."

- Author Unknown