Word List for Wordle 98:
blue blessed deserves first gasps instant
slap snare dust unbalance ride wings
My blessed first-born son…
in an instant, his heart
clutches tightly to mine.
His father waits patiently
for son’s blue eyes to transform
to the hue of his brown eyes.
(They never did; he is our only
When I walk downtown,
my babe swaddled in his stroller,
a motherly figure approaches
and gasps at his beauty,
then asks, “What is her name?”
I reply only with his male surname,
having all logic caught in the snare
of a brain-freeze.
Then out of her mouth
comes this, insensitive to me, riposte,
“But, he’s too pretty for a boy!”
This is the very first time that this happens.
The surprise of her thoughtlessness
is a slap to my face and
throws me into an unbalanced state.
Later in my mind, I wonder what kind of
woman is this? She deserves, at least,
a smart retort.
What on earth is wrong with her,
did her brain take wings,
or did it take a ride on a bronco,
leaving only the dust
of her tactless remark?
Needless to say, I hope, that
none of these remarks
ever are released from my mouth.
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Note: This is based on a real experience.
I want you to know that the memory
flashed in my head, for a reason not clear to me,
when I sighted the words 'blessed' and 'blue'!
I have neither built up resentment for the woman
nor have I been dogged by the memory.
My first-born is on the far left.
He was twenty-seven months old
his sister, in the middle was about one month old,
and his brother was fifteen months old.