When cleaning up this morning, I found the following little poem that, I assume, was given to Sam with his prayer rock:
to translate becuz the image is fuzzy:
I'm your little prayer rock and this is what I'll do
Just put me on your pillow till the day is through
Then turn back the covers and climb into your bed
and WHACK... your little prayer rock with hit you on your head.
Then you will remember as the day is through
To kneel and say your prayers as you wanted to,
Then when you are finished just dump me on the floor,
I'll stay there through the night-time to give you help once more.
When you get up the next morning CLUNK... I stub your toe
So you will remember your prayers before you go.
Put me back upon your pillow when your bed is made,
And your clever little prayer rock will continue in your aid.
Because your heavenly Father cares and loves you so,
He wants you to remember to talk to him... you know.
Here's what I have to say:
1) Creep. E.
2) Sam's version was actually amazingly close.
3) Is anyone else disturbed by how the poem is both violent and singsongy all at once?
4) And why does God sound so mean? Almost gleeful to punish you when you forget to pray?
5) And don't get me started on the rhyme scheme.
I think I actually had a prayer rock as a little kid. I don't remember having the creepy poem to go with it, though. Fascinating.
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