Courage Poem

Poem About Courage Through Sickness

A grandfather struck with illness will never be the same, but the love felt for him never wavered.

Courage

© Whitney A. Scantlin
When it happened
I was too young to know
how much this affected him
how much it took from him
he forgot who he was
he forgot how to shove food in his face
he lost his mind
he lost his place
his case was called an Aneurysm
his brain had dysfunction
he could not talk anymore
he could not walk anymore
for sure
we all thought he was done
for sure
we thought he would give up
but he never quit
he saw what he wanted
he saw what he needed
and he had succeeded
his vessel had bled
his head had sped over the limit
but still he never stopped
he never turned away
and he is the grandpa
that I love today

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Published: Feb 2006

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