As the waves of grief threaten to crash upon my shores
However unbearable that looming pressure is
I will endure forever more.
I stand here broken and yet somehow in tact
Unbelievably believing that this tsunami of pain
Will, even as it sweeps me up, smashes me again and again
Not shake my core, my resolve
It will not take my life.
For though I am battered
I am bruised
I am broken
Pain sears seemingly endless flames around me
I will endure because above it all
I am a mother.