Gary Edward Geraci

If I Had Been That Man


By the grace of God
I have been chosen
To be the husband of a woman
The descendant of King David
The mother of the Messiah (they will say)
Mary my betrothed

A young impeccable virgin
Well-versed in the traditions of her faith
Aspiring to virtue
But bound by a vow from the depths of her loving heart
A vow I vowed not to violate

I will provide and protect her
The mother of God's Son (they will say)
Shield her from the disgrace of carrying a child
For she now carries a child, how could this be?
Let it be widely known
The child is mine

- Gary Edward Geraci



  • Augustus

    What a lovely Father's Day poem

  • Gary Edward Geraci

    Most gracious for your read and comment Augustus. I know without a doubt that you are a spiritual father here, guiding others by the brilliance of your pen so Happy Father's Day my friend.

  • Goldfinch60

    Very good write and the way it is written is sublime.

  • Gary Edward Geraci

    Thank you for your read Goldfinch60!

  • malubotelho

    What a beautiful poem. Thanks for writing it.

  • Gary Edward Geraci

    Thank you for your read malubotelho!

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