Thursday, July 21, 2011

A Girl Named Mister by Nikki Grimes

A Girl Named Mister by Nikki Grimes

A novel in verse
about a girl named Mister
who has made promises
to God
to wait.

She meets a guy
who takes her breath away
and pressures her
to do the wrong thing.

She regrets her decision
and tries to talk to him.
He dismisses her
as a tease
and walks away.
She tries not to cry.

Mary, mother of all,
is pregnant with Jesus
she is a teenager
and she is scared.

Mister reads Mary's story
relates to her,
hugs her belly
as it grows.

Mister is
feels quilty, and
comforted by Mary.

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