This poem is one of the poems from the collection called ‘Gruesome and Gory Bible Stories’. We hope your children aged 5-11 love it!
Do you know how it all began?
It was all part of God’s big plan.
In the beginning there was no light,
It was all dark, like the dead of night.
Then Ping! Whoosh! zap and Bang!
I wonder if these noises rang
for seven days as God would make
the earth as if a piece of cake!
God called out quick “Let there be light!”
This light was good and split day from night.
That was day one, oh what a day!
Day two it came without delay.
God said “let the waters now be split”
It happened just as it’s been writ.
And in the middle He created sky,
God called it ‘sky’ that is no lie.
God thought it good, all He had made.
Then day three came as night did fade.
God said “Let the water go in one place
And let dry ground now take some space.”
God called the dry ground “land” and then
He named the water “sea” and again
He called out “Let the land create
Plants and fruit that are first-rate.”
So if your mum makes you eat your greens
like cauliflower, cabbage, sprouts and beans
Just remember where they first all came
and try to eat them like a game!
For rising from the solid ground
Came trees and plants up from the mound.
Day turned to night it’s understood,
God saw that what He’d made was good.
Day Four He split the day from night.
He made some stars to bring starlight.
He made two giant brighter lights;
One for each day, one for the nights.
God saw again what He had done.
He thought it good, and oh what fun!
Day disappeared, the night became
another day, day five’s it’s name.
God spoke “Now Let the water teem
with lots of creatures, in every stream
And every lake, sea, ocean, river”
Fish, sharks, octopus, oh so clever!
He said “And let the birds fly high”
So many birds flew in the sky
The Flamingo, sparrow, toucan, hawk
But no-one there to stop and gawk.
Now if you’ve ever had a bird poop
right on your shoulder like smelly thick gloop
Don’t look at God for someone to blame
He made those birds with a jolly good aim!
Then turning night back into day
Day six it came now right away
God said “And now let land produce
animals that will all be let loose”
Lions, sheep, elephants, dogs
Penguins, pigs, monkeys, frogs
God thought it good but still He had
one last thing to make Him glad
For talking to a giraffe or bat
Is a bit one sided and a little flat
And though God doesn’t need you or me
He extended His love and He did it for free
He made mankind in His own image
And that is where His work did finish.
The people they would rule it all!
Animals and plants, big or small.
But didn’t the lion eat the lamb?
And what about dinosaurs? Are they a sham?
The animals lived in harmony
Friends with each other and the people, you see.
Now the dinosaurs, I don’t know for sure –
so maybe that’s something you can explore.
For adventure quenchers are something we need
that’s why the Bible’s so exciting to read!
Good. That’s what God looked and saw;
All that He made it had no flaw.
Once again night turned to day;
Day seven was now on it’s way.
Then God rested through the day
He called it holy, no work to display
So let’s remember God made us
And He created us because
He wanted to spread His love around
So in His love, we can be drowned.
And you can know that you are His
Made to be like Him, that’s right; it is.
So if you ever wonder why
You have a big nose or a squinty eye
God made each person to reflect Him and shine
Uniquely loved He says “you’re mine!”
©Katy Hailes. All rights reserved.
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