Mother, the red head,

Satisfied Dad with cooking

Organized the home

As I moved further away,

She never left me alone.

Her “baby” lives now

Because she made it her task

To value my life

All obstacles were bulldozed,

Hugs were rare, but life precious!

Arranging music,

Teaching angels how to sing…

Following my Dad:

These are what we think she does

When not praising her Lord God.

Her preaching licence

Set aside when she married

Two in ministry

He did the sermonizing,

She was his right and left hand.

I found a spray can

Of contraceptive bedside

Lovers late in life

Shock and awe at my parents,

Mom and Dad deserved some fun!

–Jonathan Caswell

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