The young child walked in to find Mother bathed in tears
They streamed down her cheeks and sublimated into the heavens
He drew close to her to investigate; immediately she dammed them
Surveyed his countenance and he the paper, then beamed a smile

He pressed for its contents not knowing letters
“My oh my,”
Exclaimed Mother,
“Your tutor informs me you’re too special
To learn with so many boys, it needs be you be home-taught.”
He received the announcement with gladness;
Thereupon Providence blessed both

Mother’s instructions like God’s breath permeated his bosom
Abided in him to build what years before had been amiss
Edison grew wings and soared high into communing
With higher powers which imparted unto this secret –
Endurance revealed what was hidden – the lamp
And many more inventions…