Lydia Angeline Meier’s poem, Entitlement, is accompanied by word art created by Esther Meeder.  An ocean may separate these two sisters – Lydia lives in Switzerland while Esther lives in Iowa – but their common love for art and creativity brings them together.


 

I am born and they title me.
They title me with a name. Three names.
They tell me what the names mean and whose names were the same.

I grew and grow and somehow show the meaning of the names as I go.
I write some books, they grow some hooks and the same names change to gold.

Suddenly this name has fame and they name some names after me!
And then I think, “Well, look at that I’m the Prince and the King and the Queen!”
And then they start to put up plaques and imprint my name on the street.
And then I say, “Oh look at that!” I put on some feathers and preen.

They ask me, they say, “how do you do it that way?”
And I look around and can’t quite think what to say as pleasing has got in the way.
And as I look back, I check in my hat for some tips and some tricks I can play.
But now I find what has come to my mind was not really mine in a way.

As I relive, the gift that I give, was given to me.
And why He chose me remains His mystery.
Maybe He hoped, I would give it and point to Him, not me,
And then, that He is you would see.

Feb 2016

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Lydia Angeline Meier
Lydia Angeline Meier was born and raised on an acreage in Iowa, and now lives in Switzerland, her husband's home country. A mother to three small children, she enjoys planting flowers, visiting the Alps, writing, sewing, and creating a beautiful environment for her family.

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