Storm’s A-Coming

God said to
Build boat.
Storm’s a-coming—
It’ll float.
Tell animals
The big news:
Gonna go on
Lengthy cruise.
Noah took
Loons, lice,
Frogs, flies,
Monkeys, mice,
Poodles, pigs,
Worms, whales,
Crickets, crows,
Snakes, snails,
Aardvarks, ants,
Boars, baboons,
Oysters, owls,
Rats, raccoons,
’Gators, goats,
Horses, hogs,
Eagles, eels,
Donkeys, dogs,
Lizards, lambs,
Cheetahs, chicks,
Kittens, quails,
Tigers, ticks,
Camels, cows,
Buzzards, bees,
Rabbits, rams,
Pheasants, fleas.
All aboard—
Pretty tight.
Many sounds—
What a sight!
Lesson’s clear
For us to hear:
Noah prayed,
Then obeyed!

[illustration] Illustrated by Don Weller