Eternally in My Heart

Eternally in My Heart
Lord, grant Charles eternal rest in Your loving arms.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Wordle 98: My First-Born


Word List for Wordle 98:
blue   blessed   deserves   first   gasps   instant   
slap   snare   dust   unbalance   ride   wings

My Story:
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 
blue-eyed child.)
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.
Truly.

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.

  



4 comments:

Stan Ski said...

Here's to your son... better looking by far...

Norma Ruttan said...

thank you, Stan, for visiting and commenting

Lea said...

Beautiful, handsome babies!
Have a wonderful day!
Lea
Lea's Menagerie

Norma Ruttan said...

thank you, Lea, I thought so. :)