The Woman Who Laughed

“Sarah Laughed When Abraham Told Her She Would Have A Child”

With loving care, her maidens

Surround her, with perfumes and

Oils smoothing her skin

Long flowing hair cradles her face

Her eyes enhanced, painted in black,

Fashioned in purple eyelashes

~~~~

Stepping into a gown of sparkling

Sequins on brocade and ivory lace,

placing sandals on her ringed toes,

And finally silver bracelets and a

Necklace of gold

Looking into the mirror of polished

Metal, she is beautiful and ready to

Be betrothed

~~~~

With much singing and celebration,

Abraham gently lifts Sara’s veil, taking

His wife to his tent to bare his child

~~~~

Years swiftly pass and this hope is

Not fulfilled, no sign of life is felt

In her womb, and she is saddened

~~~~

Unable to conceive, Sarah devises

A plan, inviting her servant, Hagar,

Into her tent to lay with her

Husband, to bare the promised

One and Hagar did bare a son

Calling him Ishmael, and Sarah

Became jealous sending them into

The wilderness

~~~~

With continued years of waiting,

Her hopes dwindle, looking into

The mirror her face is marred with

Wrinkles and creases, her bones

Waxing old, her back bent,

Hobbling with a stick, with no hope

Given

~~~~

One night in the coolness of

The evening, Abraham fell asleep,

He was given a dream, and God

Promised him a son and a great nation

In sharing this promise with Sarah

She laughed behind his back, for

She was ninety and Abraham was

One hundred

~~~~

And Sarah did give birth to the

Promised one

With gnarled hands and a once

Sorrowful heart her fingers are now

Intwined with a babies soft skin,

Whose descendants would fill

The earth like the stars of heaven

~~~~

And now the laughing woman

Was no longer barren!

Inspired by the story of Abraham

And Sarah in God’s Holy Word

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