|Clay, Dust, and Ashes
When we construct a building strong
It would be so very wrong
To start the building at the top
And silly too- we'd have to stop.
Our foundation we should seek
By digging down so very deep
To the rock or to the clay
and build strong sides, all the way.
The Hebrew word for clay is ground,
For forming Adam, God had found.
The very best and strongest clay
To make man good and stay that way
But Satan got to Adam's wife,
And by her, he ruined poor Adam's life
So Satan from the very start,
Kept them and God so far apart.
God had a very unique plan
To save the souls of every man
But death claimed the body--no clay was saved
And left only ashes and dust for the grave.
Margorie Tesh Adams 1996