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Tuesday, 30 August 2016

The Ark

Everyone was being really really bad.

People were hating.
People were cheating.
People were fighting.
People were lying.

It was just like today.

And God said:  

"Enough!
I'm gonna wipe it all out!

But…. 
The plants are green.
And the earth is so lovely 
Like a raindrop in space.
And Noah.... Noah's all right.
…and Mrs Noah, obviously.

And I like 
the rats, the bats, the cats, the dogs.
The toads, the nematodes and frogs.
The cows, the sows, the bulls and pigs.
The horses, earthworms, fleas and squids.
Actually.... 

I’m gonna need a really big Ark."

So God called Noah 

And said:

"Noah! 
Get the rats, the bats, the cats, the dogs.
The toads, the nematodes and frogs.
The cows, the sows, the bulls and pigs.
The horses, earthworms, fleas and squids.
And get them in a really big Ark."

And Noah was the only one who ever did what God said.

So Noah built a really big Ark.
A boat as big as... well as big as a really big boat.

And then he went out with a really big net.
And caught two of everything....

The rats, the bats, the cats, the dogs.
The toads, the nematodes and frogs.
The cows, the sows, the bulls and pigs.
The horses, earthworms, fleas and...
Not the squids. You don't need to keep squids dry.

And then it rained.
And rained. And rained.
Until there was no rain left to fall.
And no ground left at all.

But Noah was safe
With Mrs Noah.
And their sons
And their sons' wives 
And the rats, the bats, the cats, the dogs.
The toads, the nematodes and frogs.
The cows, the sows, the bulls and pigs.
The horses, earthworms, fleas and squids.
They were all safe in the Ark.

Except the squids. They were loving it outside.

Then the rain stopped.
And the rays of sun dropped
On that big blue planet.
And Noah opened the door.

And out came 
the rats, the bats, the cats, the dogs.
The toads, the nematodes and frogs.
The cows, the sows, the bulls and pigs.
The horses, earthworms, fleas and squids.

They all came out the Ark.

Except the squids. They wanted to know why it had stopped raining. They liked it that way.

And the sun shone in the sky – and a rainbow appeared.

And God said:

“This is my promise. 
As long as the rainbow appears in the rain
Then I’ll never ever be that angry again.
The sun and moon will float in the sky
And though the earth may get wet, it will mostly be dry. 

For the rats, the bats, the cats, the dogs.
The toads, the nematodes and frogs.
The cows, the sows, the bulls and pigs.
The horses, earthworms, fleas and squids.

Especially the squids.
I like the squids."

2 comments :

  1. I only wish Noah had had the sense to leave the 3,500 species of mosquito off the ark..

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