everyday people heroes

when she woke up
this morning
on the wrong side
of life

in a pit so low
she could hang
she never knew

as the day unfolded
like an unpaid
electric bill

that money could not
that force could not

the strength,

she provided 

to keep a life gold

Rene ~ 2013
For Antoinette Tuff


6 thoughts on “everyday people heroes

  1. This is a wonderful 55 really, a true-to-life 55. Antoinette Tuff is definitely a hero. It could have ended all so much horribly if it had not been for her courage and strength. Wow, just wow, to both your poem and Antoinette.

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