Thursday, March 14, 2013

Poetic Asides Baby


I think of Hannah of the Bible
who had competition
from her husband’s other wife
who ridiculed her for being barren.
Her husband said, “Don’t I
mean more to you than ten sons?”

Hannah begged God for a baby
in such a way the priest
thought she was drunk.

So if you see me at church
and think I’m inebriated
I’m just begging God for grandbabies.

I love my husband and children
but they don’t fill the bill
for ten grandchildren.

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