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The Question (revised)
Well son, you’ve asked a question That deserves my best reply. I may not know the answer, But I guess I’ll have to try. If my answer seems to wander, From the question now and then, I’ll ask you, please, bear with me, And I’ll do the best I can. Did you ever sit in darkness And contemplate the sky, Count, perhaps a million stars, And ask the question, why? Did you ever sit and wonder Why, in all the universe, The only folks we know about Are right here on this earth? Have you ever walked the mountains When spring is in the air, And seen, first hand the miracle, Of new life everywhere? Have you seen the face of flowers Kissed by the morning dew, Or heard the lilting melodies, Of Skylarks as they flew? Have you watched a lowly spider, Outside the garden door, Spin a web as beautiful As lace bought from the store? Have you tasted huckleberries, Or a peach, ripe from the tree, Water from the coldest spring, Or crab fresh from the sea? Have you flown the clear blue skies With eagles as they soar, Touched cotton candy clouds Standing guard at Heavens door? Have you stood in silent terror In a typhoon out at sea, As it tore the world asunder For as far as you could see? Did you see the lightning flashing And hear the thunder roar, A thousand miles of ocean Between you and friendly shores? Have you stood in awesome wonder And watched the ebb and flow As all the world, at sunset, Takes on a golden glow? - Well I guess I may have wandered A little more than I had planned; So I’ll try, once more, to answer Your question if I can. Now all the things I’ve asked, If you’ve seen or if you’ve done; They were serious questions, I didn’t ask them just for fun. I don’t know quite how to say it, But it’s pretty clear to me, These things just didn’t happen, Or I guess they wouldn’t be. In most every situation I can see the Makers hand, In the beauty of creation There must be a master plan. So I guess that is my answer. And I hope you understand…. It took me quit a while to get here, But I’ve done the best I can.
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