She Stood for Others – Poem by Ali Grimshaw

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” – Winston Churchill

she stood for listening
overcoming discouragement
and air that never burned your nostrils

she led by digging weeds with you
side-by-side overheated or drenched.

she never let fear ride in the front seat

and forever reminded me
the sun’s position
changes everyone’s shadow

©Ali Grimshaw 2021

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Photo taken on a family trip to NYC. I just love this mural.

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22 thoughts on “She Stood for Others – Poem by Ali Grimshaw

  1. That is a truly amazing mural, you’re right. My old mentor, who manifested all that you say about Mother Teresa, would call her “Jesus with skin.” I lost my mentor to covid last year. Thank you for reminding me of her, Ali.

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    1. I am so very sorry you lost your mentor. Having a mentor in your life is such a wonderful gift. I can relate. I have lost several along the way and still think of their voices often. I am glad that this poem brought her back to you.
      Thanks for the prompt. It led me to get this poem down on paper and it has become even more important to me as I reread it today.
      Take good care.

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