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August 24, 2004

God Says Yes To Me

Stumbled across this poem last spring and find it such a lovely alternative to the critical, uptight fellow I long believed God to be. It's by Kaylin Haught, and is found in The Palm of Your Hand, 1995.

God Says Yes to Me

I asked God if it was okay to be melodramatic
and she said yes
I asked her if it was okay to be short
and she said it sure is
I asked her if I could wear nail polish
or not wear nail polish
and she said honey
she calls me that sometimes
she said you can do just exactly
what you want to
Thanks God I said
And is it even okay if I don't paragraph
my letters
Sweetcakes God said
who knows where she picked that up
what I'm telling you is
Yes Yes Yes

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oh, this makes laugh outloud! i love it.
thanks for sharing it and i want to eat your book list, it looks so yummy!

Posted by: jen lemen | Aug 31, 2004 6:11:02 PM

thanks, Jen. and oh, those books ARE yummy!!!

Posted by: Kristin | Aug 31, 2004 6:25:40 PM

does any one know any real information on this author, i am interested on her perspective and also why she wrote it.

Posted by: chiron laidlaw | Apr 5, 2005 9:26:32 PM

Chiron, I don't know any more than the name of the collection where this poem is found (as listed in the post). The poem was introduced to me during a Women's Studies course, in an anthology of quite a few other writers and poets, and without any introduction. Good luck in your search!

Posted by: Kristin | Apr 6, 2005 10:17:37 AM

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