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Monday, February 6, 2012

The Haiku Challenge Day #7~Jewel of Hope




This is for my oldest daughter, Dawn. She is my hero. She battled auto immune disease for years. She was misdiagnosed numerous times with everything from Lupus to Wegener's Granulomatosis. In 2008 she was diagnosed with kidney cancer and lost her left kidney to the disease. Through all of her health battles she was able to shine. She received a Bachelor's degree in Political Science/Journalism and was the first non law student to be chosen as a Texas State Legislative Aide. Whenever I feel weak by adversity I think of her and all she has accomplished and continues to accomplish  and I know I have the strength to carry on.

This is Day 7 of 29 Haiku in 29 Days
Theme: Paint/Write your Imagination on an image

18 comments :

Cressida said...

You know the term 'hero' is so often misused now but in your daughter's case it is not...a very moving poem. I think this is a good example of how haiku is probably the best way of expressing a very intense emotion, which you have managed to do very successfully.

Carrie Burtt said...

What a beautiful tribute to a wonderful daughter!! It is also a tribute to a wonderful Mom!! Love this Susie!!

Grace said...

She is so lovely and strong like her mom.

Wonderful share ~

Susie Swanson said...

She is beautiful and such a moving tribute.. your daughter is a very brave young woman and so are you..Susie

Fireblossom said...

Wow, what a truly special young woman!

Lolamouse said...

A beautiful haiku for a beautiful daughter! She shares her mother's strength!

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank all of you so much...She has taught me how to face adversity with grace.

becca givens said...

What a moving testimony of faith, endurance, hope and love ... from you and from her. Awesome tribute, Susie. Bravo to you both!!

Chèvrefeuille said...

A wonderful haiga you have crafted here. Thank you for sharing.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Making haiku personal is the highest, and most delicate, art. Thank you.

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Concerned, Confused but Learning said...

Very inspiring.. Not everyone is up for life's challenges.. It's a lesson for the rest of us..

Pranali Kadam said...

She is Beautiful.
She is definitely a blessed soul.
I'm moved

Karen said...

A lovely tribute!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Susie, my heart goes out to you as I know how moms suffer when their children do. I LOVE your poem - she truly is a diamond - a gem of hope. May she stay well. She has a wonderful mom seeing her through.

Gemma Wiseman said...

O what a wonderful life story to inspire! Love the idea of from pain shapes a jewel! Simply beautiful!

Someone is Special said...

Hats off to your daughter.. Proud Daughter Proud Mom.. Loved it.. Happy you posted it for the prompt with the info :-)

Someone is Special

Jingle Poetry At The Gooseberry Garden said...

elegant smile there, wow.


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Amber said...

This really touched me. She truly is a diamond. Thank you so much for sharing Susie!

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