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Ode To Arizona
The Devil wanted a place on earth.
Sort of a summer home.
to spend his vacation
Whenever he wanted to roam.
So he picked
A place both wretched and rough.
Here the climate
was to his liking
And the cowboys were hardened and tough.
dried up the streams in the canyons
and ordered no rain to fall:
dried up the lakes in the valleys,
Then baked and scorched it all.
over his barren desert
He transplanted shrubs from Hell.
thistle and prickly pear --
The climate suited them well.
the home was much to his liking.
But animal life, he had none:
he created crawling creatures
That all mankind would shun.
he made the rattlesnake.
With its forked poisonous tongue:
it to strike and rattle
And how to swallow its young.
he made Scorpions and Lizards
And the ugly old Horned Toad.
placed spiders of every description
Under rocks by the side of the
Then he ordered the sun to shine hotter.
Until even the cactus wilted
And the old Horned Toad
Then he gazed on his earthly kingdom.
As any creator
He chuckled a little up his sleeve
And admitted that it
'Twas summer now and Satan lay
By a prickly pear
The sweat rolled off his wearthy brow.
So he took off
his coat and vest.
"By Golly," he finally panted
"I did my
job too well.
I'm going back where I came from
Arizona is hotter
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