Without knowing what Simeon meant,
Part of Mary knew why the Lord was sent.
There was also a prophetess, Anna,
Who was old and forsook bread as manna.
At eighty-four, she never left temple
And prayed all day in ways that were simple.
Coming up to the Lord’s parents, she smiled:
“Your babe will redeem this land in a while.”
His parents did all things God required,
Went home, where wisdom, the Lord acquired.

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