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Rated: E · Poetry · Tribute · #1450418
Poem dedicated to my sister, Mary Ann
NOTE: I wrote two versions of tribute to my sister. I would love for you to review them and tell me which one you like best. I like honest, helpful reviews. *Smile*

She is a Rock

She is a rock,
shaped by years of weather
and the waters that have flowed
through the river of her life.

She withstands the tempest
and remains steadfast.
Many have clung to her
as the storms of life raged.

She is a rare flower
of astounding beauty.
Those who know her
stand in awe of her purity.

She is a Christian,
strong and true to her faith,
always reaching out to others
in love and compassion.

She is a widow,
reluctant to show her pain,
yet needing to reveal tears
to those who see only strength.

She is a mother.
Her generosity flows freely
as the waters that flow
through the river of her life.

She is a rock.

Pat Nelson
July 13, 2008

**Dedicated to my sister, Mary Ann, who lost her husband in May of 2008 and her oldest son in January of 2009.

Also see "Forever Changed and "She's A Rock

She's A Rock

She’s a rock, shaped by weather and time.
She remains fixed amid the storms.
Loved ones cling to her against
the raging flood waters.
Beauty surrounds her.
Compassion is
her cloak, her
strength, a

stabs her,
engulfs her.
She chooses life.
She overcomes grief,
demonstrating her hope,
holding high her steadfast faith.
She remains fixed amid the storms.
She’s a rock, shaped by weather and time.

by Pat Nelson
July 15, 2008

This is a Double Nonet with prompts given for a contest.
A Nonet is a poem with nine lines. Line one has nine syllables, line two has eight syllables, and on like that until the ninth line, which is only one syllable.

A Double Nonet reverses the order in the second verse.

Rhyming is not necessary. The main emphasis should be on imagery and the flow of the thoughts throughout the poem.

It is also dedicated to, and inspired by my sister, Mary Ann, who lost her husband in May.
Also see "She Is A Rock and "Forever Changed
© Copyright 2008 Pat ~ starting a new journey (mimi1214 at Writing.Com). All rights reserved.
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