Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Why This Name Was Chosen (November 25, 2018)


I was being smart
And unique
Spelling my name

Two other women
Have beaten me
To that claim.

A Canadian
And the other
An American.

There never was
Another choice
For my female name.

In honouring
My parents’ selection
Had I been born
In the proper body.

My birth name honours
One of dad’s brothers
Who died
Before my birth
In my aunt’s arms.

I don’t know
Why Theresa
(Or variation of it)
Was chosen.

As no female relative
On either side
Is named thus.

Therisa © 2018

Author’s note: Some levetity, after a stressful Saturday. Sadly, my mom can’t say or write my name.

1 comment:

Carrie Van Horn said...

It is a lovely name and so are you! I hope your week is less stressful.

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