Words, Just Words

by Joanne Marie Firth

Her Glory

Dressed and ready

It is late in the day

She doesn’t like mornings

So she sleeps them away


Two cups of coffee

Coursing through her veins

And a hot pulsing shower

To release the night pains


The routine set in motion

Light housekeeping and such

The routine keeps her going

And keeps her in touch


Life is what you make it

So the saying goes

She makes hers simple

No ribbons or bows


She thinks of her children

And where they might be

And how long it’s been

Since she set them free


She used to greet mornings

With fervor and haste

Running off to her job

With no time to waste


Those days, her glory

A sign on her door

Said she was important

With a title and more


Her career was her chalice

Always filled to the brim

With responsible decisions

And stress building within


One day it ended

Because she was so ill

Her doctor had scolded

And gave her a pill


She went for a rest

Long and much needed

Her doctors advice

Well, she finally heeded


A long time has passed

Since she put on a suit

Since she welcomed mornings

Since she brought home the loot


So gradual, the changes

So gradual, the fall

So gradual her decline

And fears of losing it all


Yet, somehow she’s grateful

For one hell of a ride

For a chance to be better

For a chance to feel pride


She knows how to do it

How to rise to the top

No matter the challenge

Her climb will not stop


In the face of fear

In the face of denial

In the face of adversity

Her face will still smile


To read this small story

From beginning to end

You learn a bit more

About me, your friend




Coventry CT

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7 thoughts on “Her Glory

  1. look at gorgeous you! but, you know what? you’re more gorgeous now and, i believe anyway, that having the love of your family will be all that matters in the end.

  2. Nice. Tells an important story.

  3. OpinionsToGo on said:

    Absolutely wonderful! Love the poem…love the photo! You are a remarkable lady!

  4. You are a very talented lady and I am proud to call you my sister!! Love you!

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