Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Memo to Me

Think of how she presses on
Through dark and daunting roads.
Focus on the trials she's passed
Despite the heavy load.

See the way she holds on tight
To dreams some say will die.
Notice how she's there for you
Even when she wants to cry.

Imagine how hard it must be
To soldier on in pain,
To give your strength to someone else
While you stand in the rain.

Think of how she pushes on
Despite the rocky path.
And how, when you might give up hope
Her love still brings you back.

Caren E. Salas

(for Kessa, and Michael too)


  1. Lovely. Evocative. Eloquently expressed. I find myself in your words, spiritual sister and poetic soul.

  2. Absolutely adore this poem! 'Her love still brings you back.' A brutal line to finish on, at once uplifting and saddening. Good work!