Today's A to Z Challenge letter is ~U~ and since I just received word that my Gram had to be put on the bypass machine due to complications and that they had to do a 4th emergency bypass rather than the 3 we initially thought they were going to have to do, I am going to distract myself from my tumulus emotions by writing today's poem about being unafraid while we wait for them to finish the surgery. This one is about and for my Gram, the beloved matriarch of our family.
Unafraid, determined, you hide shaking
hands as you force your smile to reach your eyes.
Emotions you work hard controlling
To be strong for us. You're always our rock.
I'm a fighter, you say, your eyes determined.
If God leaves it up to you, you'll wake up
ready for the next challenge that develops,
Hiding your hands, appearing unafraid.
It's a bit short. I hope you'll excuse that. I am a bit distracted. Thanks for letting me use you for a bit of self-therapy.