Poems of Faith

The Sweetest Word

I heard a brand new word today
I’d never heard before.
My mom and dad were talking
And I heard them through the door.
Their voices sounded happy
Quietly—no “Ha ha ha!”
They almost sang that special magic word:

i wonder what the word can mean
And why I feel so glad.
Is this new word a present?
“Such a gift!” whispered my dad.
They always get excited
Chanting, “O Bahá’u’lláh”
I’m sure He must have given this to us:

Tonight when I am ready
For my prayer and Hidden Word,
I’ll tell my mom and dad
About their talk I overheard
And if they think I’m much too young
I’ll ask ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
To tell me in my dreams about this sweet

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