The Three-wise men


In a small southern town there was a nativity scene

 That showed great skill and talent

Had gone into creating it.

One small feature bothered me.

The three wise men were wearing firefighter’s helmets

Totally unable to come up with a reason or explanation, I left.

 At a quick stop on the edge of town

I asked the lady behind the counter about the helmets,

She exploded into a rage.

Yelling at me “you dam Yankees never do read the bible”

I assured her that I did, but simply couldn’t recall anything

 About firefighters in the bible

She jerked her bible from behind the counter and ruffled through some pages

And finally jabbed her finger at a passage

Sticking it in my face she said

“See…. it says right here,

The three wise men came from afar.”


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