Summer in Arizona

Ah, Arizona!

The devil wanted a place on earth
Sort of a summer home,
A place to spend his vacation
Whenever he wanted to roam.

So he picked out Arizona
A place both wretched and rough,
Where the climate was to his liking
And the cowboys hardened and tough.

He dried up the streams in the canyons
And ordered no rain to fall.
He dried up the lakes in the valleys
Then baked and scorched it all.

Then over his barren country
He transplanted shrubs from hell.
The cactus, thistle and prickly pear
The climate suited them well.

Now the home was much to his liking
But animal life, he had none.
So he created crawling creatures
That all mankind would shun.

First he made the rattlesnake
With its forked poisonous tongue.
Taught it to strike and rattle
And how to swallow its young.

Then he made scorpions and lizards
And the ugly old horned toad.
He placed spiders of every description
Under rocks by the side of the road.

Then he ordered the sun to shine hotter,
Hotter and hotter still,
Until even the cactus wilted
And the old horned lizard took ill.

Then he gazed on his earthly kingdom
As any creator would,
He chuckled a little up his sleeve
And admitted that it was good.

‘Twas summer now and Satan lay
By a prickly pear to rest.
The sweat rolled off his swarthy brow
So he took off his coat and vest.

“By Golly,” he finally panted,
“I did my job too well,
I’m going back to where I came from,
Arizona is hotter than Hell.”

(Unknown)

Happy Summer!

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13 responses to “Summer in Arizona

  1. LOL … love the poem. Kitty looks HOT!

  2. I’ve seen that poem before and loved reading it again! It just about sums up an Arizona summer. O course, the cat doesn’t mind.

  3. Oh, I couldn’t agree more! That cat photo is AMAZING. Pretty much sums up my feelings as of late.

  4. That’s funny!

  5. I got a good chuckle from reading the poem. A funny post.

  6. *smiling*…hehe. looks like superman.
    That was great Candace.
    Fabby capture and poem.

  7. i have missed you …and you made my day with this poem ..neighbor! I know that heat!!

  8. The second I saw the photo, I smiled and chuckled. After reading the poem, I laughed and shared it. Thanks!

  9. I have Phoenix on my weather list so I see your temperatures every day.
    It’s interesting to see how the weather is at different places around the states and overseas.

  10. oh, lol!! The kitty is chillin. So sweet.
    xo

  11. Wild Mustang Photography!

    very beautiful shot! Nice color and composition! Superb!

  12. Yeah and your heat is spilling over to Oklahoma too…. 🙂 That cat pretty much says it all…

  13. Geat shot, & thanks for the smile! Hot Cat!!

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