Sunday, 17 May 2009



Gentleness, humour, generosity:
He never spanked me once ‑ in case he hurt;
And I recall one over‑boisterous day
When deeds more vigorous and words more curt
Would have more aptly answered my attack.
When he told jokes you'd lose the point till after
But not feel any sorrier for the lack:
He'd spoil the tale, yet cheer you, with his laughter.

As for his generosity, that theme
Is subject of abundant evidence;
He worked long hours for substance to dispense
And used his time for visits to deliver
His many gifts ‑ because of the esteem
Of Him he knew as the transcendent Giver.


1 comment:

I'm glad to hear how this strikes you!