The sun rose one day for the very first time,
And a first breeze blew across land.
The first tree spread its first branches wide,
Roots deep in earth’s soil and sand.
The first whale gamboled and leaped and rolled,
As happy as a whale could be.
The first sea horse frolicked doing sea horse things
In the first sea horse meadow, the sea.
The first bird built its very first nest
With the first growth of weeds from the ground.
The first baby bird drew its very first breath,
And soon made baby bird sounds.
All first life did was natural for them,
Whether in the sea or on earth’s sod.
No creature failed in what they should do,
For it was programmed into them by God.
The first flower bloomed with a myriad of blooms
From rich life-giving sod.
The first wave rippled on the very first shore,
But always there was God.
EVELYN MCNULTA IS A NORTH AUGUSTA RESIDENT.