Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Climb Back On Board

The grandmother

She had a choice

To choose exemption or resistance

The idea of rest

Enjoy the last years in tranquility

Why should she fight for the future of her granddaughter

Isn't that responsibility her daughter now

She fought for her daughter's future

Did she not

To choose exemption or resistance

But nothing changed for the daughter

Maybe it is time for the grandmother

Put her shoulder to her daughter’s

And fight for the grand daughter

© Grant Guy

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Grant Guy is a Canadian poet and writer. His poems and stories have appeared in Canada and Internationally. Has three books published. Winner: Manitoba Arts Council’s 2004 Award of Distinction.