Bob McKenty


Hindsight Little Willies: Scripture Edition

Wrestling with his elder twin,
Little Jake would always win.
Pinning Esau? Piece of cake!
But wrestling with the Lord? Mistake!

King David
Young David took Goliath’s life;
As king, seduced Uriah’s wife.
“Adultery? No problem, kiddo.
I’m making you Uriah’s widow.”

Little Samson daily sighs
“Can’t see! Hair gets in my eyes.”
Grows up; meets Delilah, finding
Love is blind (and sometimes blinding).

Bob McKenty started dabbling in doggerel in 1942 at age seven. About to deliver a commissioned poem celebrating a friend’s 50th birthday, Bob was introduced as “an obscure minor poet—for reasons that will soon become apparent.”