How Old Are You? A Conversation
between God and Adam

by Alice B. Clagett

Quite some time ago,
one of my nieces asked me,
"How old are you?" 


I said: 
As old as Adam, nearly.
Had to be. 


Soon after He created Adam,
God noticed him moping about.
So He said,
"What's with the woeful face, my friend?" 


And Adam said:
"Well, you know, Lord,
sometimes I feel so down...." 


And God said: "I can see that.
Though I love you dearly
-- like my own son, really
-- it's also true , I have a universe to run.
It's a big job!" 


Thereon Adam interjected:
"That's so, but Heaven knows,
you're The Guy to do it!" 


"Well," continued the Lord,
"when I'm off painting the autumn leaves,
or maybe making sure the waves have plenty of foam,
I can see where you might sometimes feel a little down.
Like Me, before I made you."
 

So they put their heads together,
and Ta Daah!
came up with me! 


My niece said, "That's a joke, right?" 

I said: "Believe it or not,
that's exactly how it happened." 

--A gift of love, 2015


photo by Alice B. Clagett, 2015

from "The Chalice and the Crucible"   Site home page: 2U3D


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