He was just a little lad,
and on the week's last day.
He was wandering home,
and dawdling on the way.
He scuffed his shoes into the grass;
he found a caterpillar;
He found a fluffy milkweed pod,
and blew out all the "filler."
A bird's nest in a tree o'er head
so wisely placed on high,
Was just another wonder
that caught his eager eye.
A neighbor watched his zigzag course,
and hailed him from the lawn;
Asked him where he'd been that day,
and what was going on.
"I've been to Bible school," he said,
and turned a piece of sod.
He picked up a wiggly worm and said,
"I've learned a lot of God."
"M'm a very fine way," the neighbor said,
"for a boy to spend his time."
If you'll tell me where God is,
I'll give you a brand new dime."
Quick as a flash his answer came!
Nor were his accents faint.
"I'll give you a dollar, Mister,
if you'll tell me where God ain't!"
- author unknown