“When I was sad, I thought of you
And of the troubles you’ve been through,
The tragedies more than your fair share —
Too much for one lone soul to bear.
Yet I have never seen you cry;
You always hold your head on high
And faced the world and went your way,
Although your heart wept with dismay.
Your courage was a star Heaven sent
That showed me what true valour meant,
So that when my poor pluck seemed all gone,
I thought of you……..and carried on”.
Somehow this poem is very poignant. The words mean so much to me – and, hopefully, you too