Then she took Esau’s favorite clothes, which were there in the house, and gave them to her younger son, Jacob.
(Genesis 27:15 NLT))
In childhood, we ate jointly in the same bowl five
Five of us: big and small, firstborn to the last born.
We dined every other night. It was mother’s idea.
She thought by that we would remain as one.
Forever as one as a family.
Now she ought to look back to see how united we are
Are we at all?
In childhood we worn identical clothes.
Mother sew us different styles with colourful material dresses
Of silk, organza, lace and all you can name.
She said we must not forget that we are brothers and sisters.
By goodness. What was she thinking?
Now as I look back
I wonder whether at all,
She’s indeed raised up closely knit children,