Some choose not to have children
others maybe one or two
three seems to be the max now
it’s not like when Paul was young
and a family might have had six or more
the wife at home, the husband working.
Families were big back then.
Now families are considered big
when a couple has more than three.
Years ago Paul and Faye had five
but after she took that midnight call
and learned they had lost a daughter
Faye cried for awhile and then
hugged Paul and whispered
why didn’t we have seven.