Wednesday, April 11, 2018

she was unswayed and steadfast in her resolve - J

                                                                                            Author A.Davey   
Image: Japanese woman bathing
in a small hot tub (circa 1914) (here)

the 12 given words:
spite health wife gracious unswayed face 
nothing  people calm spends fair washing 

in spite of failing health
the good wife was gracious
in her intentions of having the baby

with a vision of love and hapiness
she was unswayed and steadfast
in her resolve to face the consequences

nothing to come between them
she decided

despite people around trying hard
to dissuade her, she was calm
waiting for the big day spending
a fair share of time in personal hygiene
washing and grooming herself clean

that was how Jasmine came to this
world despite the risks taken by an
aged mother happy and bubbly and
not afflicted by Down's Syndrome

MMT's Sunday Whirligig #157
Lenni's at the A to Z Challenge  -  J for Jasmine
Sumana's at PU's Midweek Motif - vision


  1. I am so glad this had a happy ending, Hank. I love the photo. I have a friend who lives on a floathouse. She has a "hot tub" that is made from a fish tote lined with cedar, heated by the sun. Smiles.

  2. A portrait of a strong and giving woman. That baby has a sweet eginning.

  3. I like how everything builds to the last stanza. I expected a birth, but I didn't understand the fears. I went back for a reread, and it was even better.

  4. Strength and power is always there for a Vision. Love this happy ending too :)

  5. Sometimes one just has to push through no matter the odds.

  6. What an interesting poem Hank, one that it is best to read two or three times to extract all there is in it.

  7. Happy endings are wonderful Hank. Excellently written.