If you live to have a daughter

pray she know he strength

and draw on it internal

when thoughts need to collect.

Pray she listen inner

before asking someone's thoughts.

Pray she stand their ironing

if he washes the pots.

But if he just sits on the television sluggish

grant your daughter strength to know her wish.

Sometimes knowing what you want

means just to sit a while longer

other times when answers daunt

the questions make us stronger.

So trust in the questions.

Let them be prayers.

Dig deep inside of them.

If they rush you beware.