Saturday, July 9, 2011


Radiant, poised.
Mother taught her.
Faith questioned.
Faith sustained.
Classic suits.
Grey hair cropped and coiffed.
Dignity of presence.
Dignity of soul.
Head held high.
Smile greeting, genuine.
Unflinchingly elegant.
Unflinchingly determined.
While those she loves
see painful movements
and note tears
quickly brushed away,
She perseveres,
in control, in command.
Treatments will not dictate life.
Doctors will not determine fate.
Laughter still peals
crisp, spontaneous.
Bedevilment and wisdom
dance and embrace.
Joy exudes through
decades of being.
Looking back contentedly.
Looking forward expectantly.

August 19, 2006

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