The quilt came as a surprise today;
It was all awash with color on the front.
There, on top, were many of God’s creatures:
Zebras and giraffes and tigers
And elephants and monkeys and birds,
And leopard spots in-between.
When it rested over me, it felt good.
On the underside there were scars -
Perhaps from a hasty quilting job;
That was okay – they gave it character.
It was nice and soft and fuzzy on the back.
The scars didn’t matter because
This was a quilt made and given in love,
To warm me, soothe me, comfort me.
And there! My name was on the front!
It let me know there was somebody who cares for me
…scars and all.
It did the job.