The Women in My Family

The women in my family

Are all very different

My great grandmother

A sea-faring warrior

Husband less and fearless

She traveled the southern seas by herself

To keep her family safe and warm

My grandmother

Quiet and wise

Looks at things from all sides

Before quietly giving counsel

My mother

The treble

Boisterous, loud, and full

You can hear her a mile away

Her name means ‘smile’

Me

A combination of all

Reckless with my smiles

Curious about the seas

And quiet in my thinking

The women in my family

Are all very different

And I like it the way it is

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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