Handmade of the Lord

: write a poem about a handmade gift that you have received.

I spent this afternoon watching She (1965 Hammer version) with my daughter  because I was dreading trying to rise to the challenge of this prompt. I wound up with a half-baked limerick based on Luke 1:37, 38

For with God nothing shall be impossible.
And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord;
be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.

Eternal salvation’s a gift

From a righteous young maid in a shift

Who had never been laid;

By God’s Spirit hand-made

was her baby, our burdens to lift.


I could have weaseled my way out of this very challenging prompt with a haiku . . . but you were spared this time.



2 comments on “Handmade of the Lord

  1. Nooo, i like your haikus! :) I am actually mightily impressed that you do all the prompts, some of them make me feel like I. just. can’t. And because I’m a wimp, I don’t. :)

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