hagar’s prayer

hagar’s prayer              August 2, 2016
you are born with a gift,
oh son of woman,
called honor
for all children
wear the dignity
of god’s image
at birth.
who are you
to sell this
for any price?

what evil is it
to test a woman
when your own
honor is on the line?

like all desert girls
i have grown to be a woman
with the heart of a sand storm.

i will give you water.
i will give you blood.
but the shame of foolishness
is a price i pay for no man.

i am not my mother’s daughter
to harbor secrets,
but my father’s future
with a high-voltage mind.

if the price of your love
is secrets and shame
you can keep it.
i have no fear
of alone
for i know hagar’s prayer
that wrings water from stone.


About m

My ego wants to think I'm a writer but my heart knows I'm just another one of God's Kids who sometimes has words to say. 2 human kids and 3 feline kids call me Mom. Or Mooooooom. Or mewom, depending which you ask. I'm kinda-sorta busy being a student again; this time I signed myself up for a bizarre torture known as Graduate School. Theoretically in 4ish years I'll have earned some more nice letters to put with my name. Let's face it, I'm addicted to learning and probably need rehab to restore me to sanity and remove the obsession to read books. I don't remember what free time is but I think I like to spend it sleeping or playing in the mud on a river bank.
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