So a few years back I was having a casual conversation with someone and he was talking about fun poems (not classic poetry!!!!) and said, “I’ll give you a first line and challenge you to write a poem about it.” Well, I did (always ready to take on a writing challenge) and I found it the other day, so I thought I’d share it. (The poem is written for children.)
I’ve been thinking lots ‘bout thinking
All those thoughts go round and round
Tickling all my thinking brain cells
Till the just-right thought is found.
I think about a silvery sky
Pink flowers, blue trees below.
I think about a purple sun.
And rainbow-colored snow.
I think about a great back yard
With a swing that swings to Boston.
And a ferris wheel that’s up so high
You can see clear south to Austin.
And I think about a kitchen,
With a fridge that’s quite a dream.
It changes all the vegetable
To chocolate nut ice cream.
I think about a shiny car
That drives through sea and air.
Before you leave the driveway,
You are already there.
I think about the painting
Of a zebra in a zoo
Think of all the crazy stripes
In many varied hues.
Some say that all my thinking
Is as silly as can be.
But then I think ‘bout serious things
Like who made bugs and bees.
I think about creation
How God made trees and plants
The hopping, little bunnies
And the always scurrying ants.
And I think about God’s love for me.
He sent His only Son and then …
Christ come to earth for me and you.
It’s more than I can comprehend.
Sometimes I think ‘ bout heaven
Where Christ is waiting for His own
A place of always happiness
Our forever home.
So I’ll just keep on thinking.
Because thinking’s lots of fun.
So I’ll think and think some more
‘Til all my thinkings’ done.