Thursday, April 09, 2009



Carefully they laid out on the table Trials one, two, three, four, five and six.

"Choose one," they said.

"Oh, any," she cried, with a horror born of the best of Halloweens,
"Any but number five. It would kill me. I promise you I would not survive."

They thanked her graciously, escorted her out, then gift-wrapped, addressed, and labeled
"Special delivery" Trial number five -

Sent with love from those whose assignment it is
to make sure you know that you can go
through trials one, two, three, four, ninety-nine,
Or five --
And, incredibly, Come out alive.

Carol Lynn Pearson

1 comment:

Becky said...

how TRUE this is...