Bless Their Hearts


(poetry diary 100) I should be looking for Advent poems today, but instead I’m still looking through lists of Thanksgiving poems. (My family had “Thanksgiving 2” at our house last night….) 

I spent a Thanksgiving in South Carolina once, which was where I first heard the phrase 

Bless Their Hearts
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,

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