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Irregular became Granny's hand,
determined patience its guide,
feed sacks, old shirts lovingly pieced together
upon cabin porch's worn cane-bottom chair.
"Stitching prayers" she'd say,
sewing a bit long, a bit ragged. Well house,
wash tub, clucking chickens before us,
my eyes bright, hers dimmed. Quietly vibrant her voice,
warning me of life's twists and turns.
Spellbound, I sat, watching knarled fingers
create Puritan Stars to wrap about my shoulders,
"To protect you from the wolves of life."
Her faith-filled blessings forever guiding,
forever nurturing all my days.
by Margaret Bednar, Art Happens, August 4, 2012
This if for Imaginary Garden with Real Toad's "Music with Marian". The inspirational song today is Sinead O'Connor's "The Wolf is Getting Married".