real power

five young girls
one young boy
fresh still, round downy faces
some permanent teeth
but, mostly baby
all dressed in white

there was no fanfare,
fireworks, or dignitaries
but what took place was
truly astounding
heavenly gates unlocked
angels and witnesses

all that really mattered
pure, wet, shiny
six priesthood daddy's
mama's ever watchful

gappy smiles
shake hands and embrace
smiley eyes
perfect trust and obedience
"behold your little ones"

(in honor of Carter Reid Brasher's baptism)


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