Reverent Ratification

One phrase,
One collective raising of hands
A lifetime of love
and training.
Twelve years
hardly seems adequate time
to tutor a boy
to receive
the power of God on earth.

And yet,
He chooses to bestow
His authority
on the young.
An indication
of trust,
or humility.

Hands are raised
in unanimity
as a silent tear
escapes his father's eye.
Small token.
Witness of years spent
in faith,
raising a righteous
son of God.

Anna M. Molgard

©2010 Faithsong Publications L.L.C.
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2011 Church Cultural Arts Submission, Deseret Dramatic Recognition Award