Emily Dickinson

(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts)

Abraham to Kill Him


Abraham to kill him
Was distinctly told—
Isaac was an Urchin—
Abraham was old—

Not a hesitation—
Abraham complied—
Flattered by Obeisance
Tyranny demurred—

Isaac—to his children
Lived to tell the tale—
Moral—with a mastiff
Manners may prevail.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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