Abraham On Walkabout

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Historical Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

Well, visiting the big city seemed to be a good idea at the time - an interesting change from tending flocks, bringing up kids, wandering through the wilderness... A (hopefully) humorous look at a waaayyy earlier time of yet another family vacation cut short, ...and probably no refund in the final reel.

Abraham on Walkabout
..........................................................by Steven P. Pody


Mister,
.............the neighboring town's an unsightly dump !
The pottery is shoddy, and the camels, abused.
...A desert hole, without even a stump.
Stay here, and enjoy.  You've got nothing to lose.

Our water's less salty; our grain is more tasty;
why, their 'great' city hall is barely a shack !
Here, your nephew's family
..............................................tread in unspoiled safety.
But in Sodom, ...I'd keep a wall at your back !

And, as long as you ask, don't be
.................................................a downbeat judge.
Our wine, our gambling, and our gals are the best.
That's not what you meant?  Well, we hold no grudge.
Pick your vice, sir, ...and we'll do the rest.

How 'bout divine guidance?  Choose a temple site !
We've got lots of fun gods in this town.
You want what's holy and noble, right ?
Hey !  ...Enough lotus bestows any crown !

What?  No difference between our folks, and them ?
...Not one soul spurning evil's embraces ?
Whew, grandpa, chill !
........................................Don't be gloom-doom, and condemn.
Hot Gomorrah is going places !



PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT:  (Posted by the main gate.)

To all citizens:  ATTENTION, please !
..............Today's bad choices will be dismantled.
.................Tomorrow's festivities are hereafter cancelled.
..............No worries about keeping up on rents.
.............They'll be no rescheduling of events.

Two-Angels' Management  (A 'Year One' Service Company.)


Submitted: December 21, 2020

© Copyright 2021 Steven P. Pody. All rights reserved.

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Bert Broomberg

This really made me smile. Good job.

Mon, December 21st, 2020 4:31pm

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Thanks kindly for the read. If you haven't read it yet, I think you would also enjoy my poem "Shem". Happy holidays, and stay safe!

Mon, December 21st, 2020 1:36pm

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