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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Poem - Summers in Arizona

Isn't our little dog cute!  My boys dressed her up to survive the Arizona elements.
I'm not sure who wrote this poem, but it really is true in the summertime!  I do love the sunsets, the summer thunderstorms, and the warm night swimming here in Arizona, but when we go out during the heat of the summer day, I ask myself what on earth I was thinking when we decided to move here.  Luckily, the awesome people make up for the hotter-than-heck weather!

The devil wanted a place on earth
Sort of a summer home.
A place to spend his vacation
Whenever he wanted to roam.

So he picked out Arizona
A place both wretched and rough
Where the climate was to his liking
And the cowboys hardened and tough.

He dried up the streams in the canyons
And ordered no rain to fall
He dried up the lakes in the valleys
Then baked and scorched it all.

Then over this barren desert
He transplanted shrubs from Hell
The cactus, thistle, and prickly pear
The climate suited them well.

Now, the home was much to his liking
But animal life he had none
So he created crawling creatures
That all mankind would shun.

First he made the Rattlesnake
With its forked poisonous tongue
Taught it to strike and rattle
And how to swallow its young.

Then he made scorpions and lizards
And the ugly old horned toad
He placed spiders of every description
Under the rocks by the side of the road.

Then he ordered the sun to shine hotter
Hotter and hotter still
Until even the cactus wilted
And the old horned toad looked ill.

Then he gazed on his earthly kingdom
As any creator would
He chuckled a little up his sleeve
And admitted that it was good.

T'was summer now and Satan lay
By a prickly pear to rest
The sweat rolled off his swarthy brow
So he took off his coat and vest.

“By golly”, he finally panted,
“I did my job too well.
I'm going back where I came from,

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