May 16, 2009

Honoring she who...

she who remembers birthdays
and graduations

she who delivers funny lines 
with a serious face

she who listens 
to the truth, tales and outright lies 

she who carries all the stories
even the hard ones

she who has a tender center
and a resilient cover

she who perseveres 
in a ring of fire

she who made a life
out of pure determination

she who writes haiku 
and lives outside the lines


"An old pond
 A frog jumps in
 The sound of water"

Matsuo Basho