Trinity (in preparation for Sunday)

When the children were little,
and they wouldn’t listen,
they wouldn’t play nicely,
or tidy their toys, or eat their greens,
or let go of the poor cat’s tender tail,
I would say, “I’ll count to three,”

And every time it did the trick:
the cat was saved,
the sprouts were ingested,
the sprawling teddy bears laid to rest,
friendships mended and mothers mollified,
and all I had to say was “One …”

About Rosalind C Hughes

Rosalind C Hughes is a priest and author living near the shores of Lake Erie. After growing up in England and Wales, and living briefly in Singapore, she is now settled in Ohio. She serves an Episcopal church just outside Cleveland. Rosalind is the author of A Family Like Mine: Biblical Stories of Love, Loss, and Longing , and Whom Shall I Fear? Urgent Questions for Christians in an Age of Violence, both from Upper Room Books. She loves the lake, misses the ocean, and is finally coming to terms with snow.
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