Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Three Word Wednesday- Resilient

Three Word Wednesday- Resilient

Three Word Wednesday Prompts: 

Radiance, noun: light, brightness, brilliance, luminosity, beams, rays, illumination, blaze, glow, gleam, luster, glare; luminescence, incandescence, joy, elation, jubilance, ecstasy, rapture, euphoria, delirium, happiness, delight, pleasure.

Rasp, verb: scrape, rub, abrade, grate, grind, sand, file, scratch, scour, croak, squawk, caw, say hoarsely.

Rhythm, noun: beat, cadence, tempo, time, pulse, throb, swing, meter, measure, stress, accent, cadence, pattern, flow, tempo.


She gave radiance in her advice
Beauty in her soul
Her voice at times raspy
From the surgery on her neck
She spoke of the rhythm of life
Teaching her children
Nothing is insurmountable
Poverty can be met
With humour and hope
Teaching us that
Nature is free to enjoy
Hard work does achieve goals
Even when life is difficult
It will get better
Yet her life was hard
Money was scarce
She fought and worked
To feed and clothe  
Her six children
Making something from
What others would say of nothing
While her husband often ill
Could not help
Neither with his money or spirit
She found money for extras
When it was truly desired
Not living the life she’d dreamed
But accepting fate’s quirky hand
Not asking for fame but…
Achieving status in hearts and minds
Of her children and grandchildren
Her kindness and heart
Our mother
Remembered forevermore. 

©Sheilagh Lee October 12, 2016


  1. Resilience is an ultimate commitment to loving those we treasure - and what a wonderful picture very pretty and strong..

  2. Isn't it strange the easier the world is the harder we make it when compared what our parents endured so many years ago. What a beautiful tribute poem this is Sheilagh.

  3. thank you Old Egg, We were most fortunate to have a mother such as she.