Prompt: A newlywed daughter thinks the baby she is expecting might not be her husband's.
Read what her mother has to say.
Your head in shame you must bow
Your deed you may not disavow
You have to tell your husband now
The baby may be his or not
but your sinful deed you cannot blot
If I were he my heart would break
I'd seek divorce, for all is fake.
Marriages require commitment
But you have shown that you're indifferent
Marriages are built on trust
And trust is something you must earn
All temptation you must spurn
Reject alluring skittish lights of prism
Embrace pure faithfulness and wisdom
Before a man can bestow on you
The gift of blessed marriage true
There is no place for weakness
When creating the uniqueness
Of a selfless union - your lives' fusion
Which must be guarded 'gainst all evils
Sustained against all odds.
'What of the baby?' you ask.
Above all he must have love, security
the right to reach his full potential.
Your obligation and that of the father
is to banish your own wants and needs,
as those of the babe are paramount.