With Apologies to Proverbs 31—and in Mindfulness of the Forthcoming Senate Runoffs in Georgia
Who can find a ]virtuous wife?
For her worth is far above rubies.
The heart of her husband safely trusts her
So he will have no lack of gain.
She does him good and not evil
All the days of her life.
She seeks wool and flax,
And willingly works with her hands.
At break of day she asks the maintenance man,
“Have you voted yet?”
In the morn she tells the HVAC repair person,
“Be sure to mail in your ballot.”
At noontide she speaks to the person delivering lunch,
“Let’s check the website to be sure your vote counted.”
In the afternoon she tells the nice woman who is cleaning the condo,
“I know you haven’t voted before, but you really need to do it this time.”
At the cocktail hour she answers the door,
Saying, “Did the election authorities get your change of address?”
In the eventide she calls the minister downtown, inquiring,
“How can we help get souls to the polls?”
She girds herself with strength,
And strengthens her arms.
She extends her hand to the poor,
Yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy.
Strength and honor are her clothing;
She shall rejoice in time to come.
She opens her mouth with wisdom,
And on her tongue is the law of kindness.
Give her of the fruit of her hands,
And let her own works praise her in the gates.