Tuesday, April 20, 2010

NaPoWriMo: Hero

Not her struggle
to overcome abuse

Not her dignity
during the divorce

Not her survival
after he cut her off

Not her determination
and positive attitude

Not her loyalty to me
by writing letters

No, none of those
make her my hero

the way her daughters
always come first

is like a medal
pinned to her heart.

4 comments:

bridgeanna said...

Your mom sounds amazing, Linda! You are so lucky! Thanks for sharing!

flaubert said...

Pretty, pretty poem about your mom.
Pamela

Wanda McCollar said...

All in all, I would say your Mom is fortunate in having her daughter understand so well. Brought tears to my eyes.

Ivy and Haley said...

Oh, I hope you shared this with your mother..

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