Saturday, October 20, 2012

If Genesis was right on track concerning Adam's birth
And seven days was all it took to build the planet Earth,

Then where does carbon dating fit? And all the dinosaurs?
Plus all that other ancient stuff that happened on our shores?

Now, I believe in scientists. They aren't just lunatics!
But I believe in Genesis, which leaves me in a fix.

The answer finally came to me while making up this rhyme,
God made the earth in seven days, but...that was Cowboy Time!

Have you ever called the shoer to set aside a day?
You scrutinize your calendar, say "Tuesday'd be okay."

The big day comes, you take off work, alas, he's never seen.
You call him back and he inquires, "Which Tuesday did you mean?"

Did you ever place an order to get a saddle made?
An A-Fork tree and padded seat with silver hand-inlaid.

As decades pass, all you can do is sit around and eat
So by the time it finally comes you've padded your own seat!

A friend came by on July 4th. He swore he couldn't stay
But then he said, "ForAuthor: Baxter Black just a bit." He left on Christmas day!

'Soon,' to all my cowboy friends means next year... or tomorrow
Depending whether in the deal he plans to lend or borrow!

'A couple days,' 'a little while,' 'not long,' or 'right away!'
Should not be taken li'trally in cowboyville today.

But like I said, the precedent was set so long ago.
The angels had to learn themselves what all good cowboys know.

They worried if they didn't work to keep the schedule tight
That Earth would not be finished by the deadline Sunday night.

They'd never learned to think in terms of 'rollin' with the flow'
But God does things on Cowboy watch the flowers grow.

He bade the angels to relax and said, "For Heaven's sakes,
I'll get it done is seven days...however long it takes!"

 Author: Baxter Black

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