Diva Musing: Bless Your Little Heart….

I may have mentioned in the past my daughter is a TV Show Host and Stand up Comic with Country Cool Comedy Troop.  One of the things all the Southern women mention in their comedy is the southern use of “Bless Your Little Heart” in place of Screw You or: Bless Her Little Heart ” As in Seriously this Person is an Idiot”  I found a cute poem that gives a new thought on the subject. 

Enjoy, My Divas, Namaste, The Queen Cronista….

Bless Their Hearts
BY RICHARD NEWMAN
At Steak ‘n Shake I learned that if you add 
Bless their hearts” after their names, you can say 
whatever you want about them and it’s OK. 
My son, bless his heart, is an idiot, 
she said. He rents storage space for his kids’ 
toys—they’re only one and three years old! 
I said, my father, bless his heart, has turned 
into a sentimental old fool. He gets 
weepy when he hears my daughter’s greeting 
on our voice mail. Before our Steakburgers came 
someone else blessed her office mate’s heart, 
then, as an afterthought, the jealous hearts 
of the entire anthropology department. 
We bestowed blessings on many a heart 
that day. I even blessed my ex-wife’s heart. 
Our waiter, bless his heart, would not be getting 
much tip, for which, no doubt, he’d bless our hearts. 
In a week it would be Thanksgiving, 
and we would each sit with our respective 
families, counting our blessings and blessing 
the hearts of family members as only family 
does best. Oh, bless us all, yes, bless us, please
bless us and bless our crummy little hearts.
Poem copyright ©2009 by Richard Newman from his most recent book of poetry, Domestic Fugues, Steel Toe Books, 2009. Reprinted by permission of Richard Newman.
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