Ma 'N' God
Author: Shel Silverstein

God gave us fingers,
Ma says "Use a fork,"
God gave us voices,
Ma says, "Don't scream,"
Ma says "Eat broccoli, cereal, and carrots,"
But God gave us tasties for maple ice cream.

God gave us fingers,
Ma says "Use a hanky,"
God gave us puddles,
Ma says "Don't splash,"
Ma says "Be quiet, your father is sleeping,"
But God gave us garbage can covers to crash.

God gave us fingers,
Ma says "Put gloves on,"
God gave us raindrops,
Ma says "Don't get wet,"
Ma says "Be careful and don't get too near,"
To those strange lovely dogs God gave us to pet.

God gave us fingers,
Ma says "Go wash 'em,"
But God gave us coal bins
And nice dirty bodies
I ain't too smart, but one thing's for certain,
Either Ma's wrong, or else God is!

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