God to a Mother

Do not fear
To nod your head a bit.
Lean back and sit comfortably
Here against the pew.
You had so many things to do
About the house
Before you came:
There was the baby’s bath.
There was the game
Of dominoes you straightened out
For Dick and Bill.
Your hands are still
Trembling from rushing so
Before the time for you to go.
Relax and rest a bit
Now, as you sit
Before my sanctuary.
You are so very tired.
What if you miss a word or two?
It is no sin. Oh. have no fear!
It is enough that you are here.