by Marvin Lee
God created the jungle
filled with trees,
and all the different shades of leaves
The tiny, busy little bee,
buzzing around so merrily
The ants working day and night
Can’t you see them?
Oh, what a sight!
There are so many things to see,
like monkeys swinging through the trees
Look at them playing and chattering, so happily!
See the blue of the butterfly’s wings,
as it flits and flutters, between the leaves
Or the capybara eating their greens,
as the tapir swims by mightily
The blue of the great majestic sky,
the river swiftly running by
These are just some of God’s creations out there.
And the most amazing thing for all to see
is how God created you and me.
Marvin Lee is a missionary kid and speculative fiction writer, who grew up with the Yanomami Indians of Venezuela. He still lives deep in the Amazon jungles over 200 miles from the nearest town with his wife and four kids.
Artwork: “Butterflies” by Heinrich Morin (1900), from OldBookIllustrations.com.