Brave Little Girl

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
Written from the heart of a very proud parent. A poem reflecting my daughter's amazing courage in overcoming a potentially crippling disability. For non UK readers the term 'dole' may be unfamiliar. It was a slang term, popular in the UK, for unemployment benefit.

Submitted: November 17, 2008

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Brave Little Girl
 
Torture chamber contraptions
To help my little girl’s restricted actions
 
Stretching the limb and straightening bone
Flattening the heel and stretching the sole
Helping us to achieve our goal
To put the wheelchair on the dole
 
Cajoling response of desire and drive
For you to walk unaided we strive
 
Efforts of joyous record break
Blood, sweat and tears for our little girl’s sake
Leaping great hurdles with every stride she will take
Leaving medicine and science in her wake
 
An inspiration to one and all
Who fear to stumble, collapse or fall
 
And to those whose minds are full of negative grit
That shy from the challenge to get out from their pit
Those weak and grey that are ready to quit
Whose presence in your company is neither worthy nor fit…
 
…take a bow my child
 
 
 
© Stephen Lurvey 2003


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