Romp with me now, let's wallow and squirm!
Does it offend you to use the term
Mudball? -- This Earth at our feet --
Water, desert and humid peat.
Oh joy! Let's play! Let's hike and swim!
Let's venture upon a rocky rim
To awe at the ocean's powerful tide
Or exalt at the view from a mountainside.
Wildflowers in a meadow, sweet,
Beckon to dance with warm, bare feet.
And when it rains we always know
We get to chase the elusive rainbow.
And yes, the rains -- they bring the mud,
The slip-and-slide and murky crud.
But think how barren, lifeless and dull
T'would be if it wasn't a slimy mudball!