Joseph, What Did You Think?

I wrote this poem several years ago when I heard the song, “Mary, Did You Know?” I love this song. Then I thought about Joseph and what his thoughts might be.

Joseph, What did you think

 

Joseph, what did you think

When you discovered what they were saying about Mary

What did you feel

When you thought she was to be yours

Only to hear that she may have broken your trust

You were to be her protector

You were planning a future with this woman

Who was not what you thought she should be

Were you angry and filled with sadness

Over a future that would no longer be

How your heart must have ached

Then what did you think

When that angel came to you

And let you know that out of all women

Mary had been chosen to be the one

How did you feel knowing what was to be

What did you think

When others scorned you and ridiculed the situation

Not having the same faith and trust

That you and  Mary now had

The steps you had to take each day wondering

Then what did you think as the months went on

Watching Mary’s belly grow with a child

Not yours, not hers

Nor would it ever be

You and Mary being human

And this child was the son of God

Did you wonder what you could teach this child

Did you ever wonder what would this child think of you

Did you dream of what you could do for this baby

Did you wonder how you would protect Him

Was there fear, was there even a little bit of anger

That your lives had been so changed

Or could you think about how so much would change

With this one small child

Was your faith that strong and sure

When you finally held the son of God in yours arms

What did you think?

Author: sylviagoblet1

I am a Canadian living in the Carolinas. I truly feel at home in the Carolinas. I don't know what it is about the south but sitting amongst friends and their southern drawl gives a sense of peace. A sense of calm that I haven't had before. Writing has been a way of life since I was a teenager. But it has been a struggle until now. God has touched me in a way that has had a profound effect on me. My determination and desire to write is now deep within. A writer is someone who is always willing to listen, absorb and learn. The learning curve is never ending. One is never too old or too experienced to learn. Everyone has had life touch them in many different ways. Every person has a story within them. One may choose to turn away from their faith from life experiences or one may choose to lean towards God. Those are the stories I wish to share.

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