Okay, Daddy!

Boy Hiding Gift Behind His Back

© 2013 Jeanne E Webster.  All rights reserved

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“What do you have in your hands, little one?

What are you hiding there?”

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“Nothing, Daddy,” he said,

With a whisper and a prayer.

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“You’re looking ill at ease, little one.”

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“But I’m careful, Daddy.”

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“Open up and let me see;

Those things you don’t really need.”

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“I‘ll give them up one day, Daddy!”

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“Ah, but I want you to have a joyful life;

Give me all your toxic devices;

They’re not good for you.”

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“Give up those seeds of Selfishness

And that big ball of Pride;

Tricky Hypocrisy bid adieu

Let bones of Contention slide.”

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“Okay, Daddy, is that enough for now?”

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“Give me your pinch of Hatred

That pocket of Deceit and Envy,

The stinky black bag of Backbiting,

That shiny boasting coin called Me.”

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“How can I give up all these, Daddy?”

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“You must if you want the best

Of life that I have for you.

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“Let me have that snip of Lying

And biting Promise Breaking,

That sooty batch of Cruelty

And lots of Tricky Handshaking.

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“Your Judgment list of others

Is corrupt and so unclean;

Your rock of  Hardheartedness,

Will bring you down so mean.

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“Repent and ask forgiveness;

Give me your unclean baubles;

They only bring pain and suffering

Adding more and more big troubles.”

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“Unfilled hands should clutch things

Like Grace, Peace and Joy,

Salvation, Glory, and Honor

And Eternal Life employ.

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“I offer you Charity and Patience,

Remission of sins and Hope,

Mercy, Blessing and Humility,

And tons of Wisdom to cope.”

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“Okay, Daddy!”

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NaPoWriMo   Day 19

7 comments on “Okay, Daddy!

  1. you’ve topped yourself ! Magnificent friend ! Truly magnificent !

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