Poem-a-Day 2017 Writer’s Digest Challenge #4. Theme: Two for Tuesday (beginning and/or ending poem)

Womb: In Pantoum

It was the end of her life as Maren Van Daan,
the beginning of her life as Mrs. John Allen.
It was the end of sexual autonomy,
the beginning of a quiverful ministry.

The beginning of her life as Mrs. John Allen,
she birthed an unholy trinity.
The beginning of a quiverful ministry
became the death of Maren Allen.

She birthed an unholy trinity.
Matthew, Mark, and Luke
became the death of Maren Allen,
signaling the birth of the second Mrs. John Allen.

2017 April PAD Challenge: Day 4

Pantoum Poem: An exercise in repetition

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Alpha and Omega

To the rich:
The first shall be last.
To the poor:
The last shall be first.

The first shall be last,
says OnceUponATime.
The last shall be first,
says the HappilyEverAfter.

Says the OnceUponATime,
You were born to die.
Says the HappilyEverAfter,
You must die to be born again.