Strength Within (Poem 9)

You gave me life.
Pushed me into and through this world,
Even when you knew you were done being wife.
You taught me how strong women can be; you broke the mould.

Action rules, it is what you do, not what you say, 
You showed me how to be strong,
Building a network of reciprocal friendships. There, come what may,
Standing on your own two feet, even when things seemed wrong.

Good food on the table, despite money being tight
Make do and mend; manners cost nothing; right from wrong,
I’ve been imbued with you, although I prefer vodka to gin with my tonic, 
You’ve always been there for me, I hope our mortal order won’t be ironic.


March 2019 finished July 2019

					

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