WordChimes poetry chimes
Chime Of The Day
Poetry Chimes
Newest Poems
Featured Poet
Poet Chimers
Child Chimes
Chime Links
ENC--Class of '55
WordChimes Founder Quentin Clingerman
Contact Us

The Wisdom of Solomon
Viewed Last 24 Hours: 0 time

By Rich Tassinari
Other Poems by Rich Tassinari

The Wisdom of Solomon

Divide the property in two,
There is no other way
To settle rights when both are due
Based on what each did say.

Two mothers claim one living child
And neither claims the dead,
I cannot tell which one beguiled
The other in her bed.

There is no proof, no evidence,
No witnesses, no sign
That either one is wrong, and hence,
To each one half assign.

The ownership is settled then
Since two cannot have one,
And justice will be finished when
Each has one half a son.

But one, then, disagrees with me,
And begs to spare the son,
More precious than mere property
To one who would have none.

The other is content to share
In half of whom will die,
But love is meant to make a pair,
On that, I will rely.

Rich Tassinari 9/7/14


Timely Comments on this Poem

No comments currently exist for this poem.

Submit Your Comment

(will be kept private)

Please enter the code above into the box below:

Submitted: Monday, September 8, 2014

Last Updated: Monday, September 8, 2014

About the Poet
Husband, father, grandfather, and each title is my joy. As a youth, poetry was a means to express the inexpressable. I was attracted to (and still am) the beauty and brevity of verse. All flows out from God, and like a proper prayer, can flow back.

Other Poems by Rich Tassinari

Currently Playing:

[Add Your Poem]

[Chime Of The Day] [Poetry Chimes] [New Chimes] [Poet Chimers] [Blog] [Chime Links] [ENC--Class of '55] [Home]