Monday, May 12, 2008

Are You My Mother?

[Read Write Poem this week invited us to write about mothers. You can see the other poems here.]



No Fire-and-Brimstone for Her

My mother thinks that
when you go to church
you should feel better
when you come out
than when you went in.




10 comments:

Crafty Green Poet said...

my Mum would entirely agree!

Jo said...

:)

very pithy,

Jennifer said...

This says so much about your mother in so few words!

sister AE said...

Hello, Juliet, Jo, and Jennifer. And thanks!

anthonynorth said...

Ah, how Christianity has changed! You used to have to go in thinking you're a sinner, and come out knowing it.

sister AE said...

I guess it takes all kinds.

polkadotwitch said...

oh, there's so much in this little piece! a narrator who doubts her mother? maybe? a statement about church and its purpose? religious philosophy in 100 words or less. :)

funny, mine this week was also about my mother and religion! but i made my readers suffer through many more words/lines.

sister AE said...

Hi, Carolee. I wrote this and almost added more a few times, but decided it was enough as is - a little enigma, perhaps.

I liked yours too.

gautami tripathy said...

Mom knows best!

sister AE said...

Hi, Gautami. If only it were that easy.