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The Mayor & The Pastor

"The Mayor & The Pastor"

by Narda Goodson Copyright 2009. All Rights Reserved.

As I nervously waited

In the courtroom hall

Even though he sat

He appeared extremely tall

He was impressively dressed

As he topped it off with his hat

But I was from New York

And I was ready to bat

My name was called

And I walked to the front

I attempted to hit

My first ball with a bunt

I had it mapped out

In case of a strike

And was certain the second

Would hit to the pike

Even though I stood before him

My height kept us face to face

Yet, I was unwaveringly determined

To beat the disputable ticket case

I had prayed for God’s help

As I stood in the center

And with my head held up

I remembered the Book of Esther

He was not looking

For a perfect wife

I was to get nine hours

And ended up with life

Most girls dream

Of their brave knight on a horse

But my cowboy showed up

On an eight power horse, of course

(the very next day, by the way)

Awakened to the sounds

As he rode atop his tractor

I jumped toward the window

Never considering that

He was the Mayor and I was the Pastor

Like when Boaz found Ruth

When he found me I was busy gleaning

The lives of humanity

Within the community that came streaming

I welcomed many into my home

And at the center for days and nights

I would pray to the Lord

For the souls of Whitewright

It was a battle from the start

But I knew my God had sent me

I said I would never quit

It was my mission and my destiny

Talk about fairytales, rhythms, and rhymes

Mayor Bill had game

And Pastor Narda

Made the time

He wooed me with

Candle lights, dinner, and dance

He led as I followed

To his two-step prance

We engaged in chaste romance

And he used as his bait

The most beautiful songs

You know it, George Strait!

When a man finds a wife

He obtains favor from the Lord

Two hearts unite as one

Love is the holding cord

In Grayson County

The once most eligible bachelor

Is now my husband

A man of integrity, strength, and valor

His gift, his bounty

He says I am in his life

I am honored and proud today

To be called his wife

Dedicated to my husband on his 80th Birthday Celebration April 2009 * Copyright 2009. All Rights Reserved

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