Debits and Credits Never Equal Outside the Ledger
Debits and credits never equal outside the ledger
Though we try to measure all matter of things that way
We know in God’s eye, the widow’s mite was highly valued
And the rich man’s coin was for naught if he gave pompously.
God gives extra credit to a childrearer though imperfect
And He loves mothers who care deeply for their unborn
With a tenacity that preempts any thought of her rights
And trumps any suffering and circumstance faced.
God also blesses those who have no children
but love nieces and nephews and others with passion
and love when they are young and pretty
and continue when they age and become rascals.
No life is not measured in exactitudes
And we are asked to forgive 7 x 70
And we are asked to love those who deserve no love
And pray that they snap out of it.
by Lawrence M. Norris
Author of The Brown and White.
Copyright 2021, Sporting Chance Press
Image is photo of my great grandmother, Copyright 2020, Sporting Chance Press