Pause for Poetry A Slip of the Lip

Welcome to Pause for Poetry featuring a poem written by my writer-friend, Frances Gregory Pasch.

A Slip of the Lip

by Frances Gregory Pasch

I did it again, Lord,

opened my mouth

at the wrong time…

not once,

but three times.

Why did I have to say

“comb your hair”?

Why wasn’t I just happy

that he was going to church

with me?

Am I still worried about

what others think?

I thought I had

overcome that.

In retrospect,

my heart

was more disheveled

than his hair.

©Frances Gregory Pasch

Frances Gregory Pasch’s devotions and poems have been published hundreds of times in devotional booklets, magazines, and Sunday school papers since 1985. Her writing has also appeared in several dozen compilations. Her book, Double Vision: Seeing God in Everyday Life Through Devotions and Poetry is available on Amazon. Frances has been leading a women’s Christian writers group since 1991 and makes her own holiday greeting cards incorporating her poetry. She and her husband, Jim, have been married since 1958. They have five sons and nine grandchildren. Contact her at

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