A Country Takes Joy in Good News
aka: our P.M is up the duff
A country takes joy in good news.
I got goose bumps this morning,
reading that our P.M. has conceived.
And that this happened during the
election campaign, surprises us
even more. The infant will be born
in June. Oh, give me no silly clichés
about one hundred day plans. How
the media had grilled her, on her election
to party leadership, as to her ‘baby’ plans.
What’s acceptable? What’s my choice?
Jacinda’s finger wagging in an interviewer’s
face is everywoman’s finger.
Unacceptable, unacceptable, her voice rings.
Wow, girl. You were working overtime
for your hormones. We loved that passion.
Let her get on with it, running a country
And having a baby if she wants to. But,
OMG none of us expected it so soon.
Jacinda discloses now, just how surprising
the news her partner Clarke, (possible
IVF candidates) and she received — a month
and ten days into her Prime Ministership:
October thirteen, two thousand seventeen.
The gods were smiling for Jacinda, which
maybe, should be the title of this poem.
The pundits are out there calculating
some new firsts for history. Who cares! Other
than a welcome child is welcomed. A country
takes joy in good news.
Though Clarke declares he’ll be
a stay at home Dad, they make a gift;
it’s up to us to reciprocate, help her in
her chosen walk as an expectant mother
and our P.M.
“a baby brought up by a whole village,
a very large village.”
Our country takes joy in good news.
Benita H. Kape © 19.1.2018 (all rights reserved)