Thursday, January 8, 2009

A fab poem for Meg from Lisa

I thought this deserved a post all to itself! Thank you so much Lisa - we love it!!


My Ode to Meg
By Lisa aged 39 ¾
(One time nanny to a poet laurette..!! not that you would know!)

So, I watched Meg playing swing ball,
She was playing with her dad,
She leapt, she sprang, he huffed, he puffed
He really was quite bad!

As Jane and I sipped at our wine
The ball was bashed about
It soon became so clear to me,
What this was all about

She had just had chemo, so she was tired and probably feeling bad
But her courage, strength and love of life had her beating dad.
They were smiling, having fun, the love was all to clear,
Her face shone.. his was red (the cost to him was dear!)

But eventually, they came and sat, rested, had a snack,
Meggie laughed as her dad moaned and rubbed his aching back.
Jane sipped another mouth of wine, her face was all concerned…
“Phil be a dear, come rub my neck..my headache has returned!”

And as I sit, a stranger really, amongst these crazy folk,
My heart aches for them, it really does, for truly it's no joke,
What they face, is so very hard, a condition, all too rare
and as a family, more than any should ever have to bear.

But then I see sweet Meg, with her cheeky “Jack Black” eyes
And I know beyond all certainty, they are fighting for the prize
They will stand with Meg, at every step, , this family has not finished
Their love, their hope, their very core..tested, yet undiminished.

So Meg, what ever happens, the one thing you must see
your family love you Oh, SO MUCH,
they won't want to set you free.
They just won't want to be without you, your mum, your dad and Ellie
So picture yourself, at 46, 4 kids, a car and a dog that’s very smelly

Be proud, walk tall, just remember who you are,
Meg Stanley, a winner, swing ball extraordinaire,
a poet, a comic, a card player….(I hear with promising flair)
Cheeky, funny, a champ,
and loved beyond compare!!!!

4 comments:

thebeegeez said...

Beautifully said....

UNCLE STU said...

Wow!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT A TALENTED LADY YOU ARE LISA AND HOW WELL YOU HAVE PUT DOWN IN POETRY WHAT EVERYONE WHO KNOWS MEG IS FEELING.

BLESS YOU FOR YOUR WORDS - WE CAN ALL TAKE STRENGTH FROM THEM.

Lisa Chalmers said...

Ahh..thanks "Uncle Stu!"
No talent though, just inspired, those Stanleys are a pretty cool bunch.
xxxxx

Pauline said...

Dear Megan,

This is a message from Paddy and Sheila Murphy and we are friends of Peter and Pauline Hammond. We have just been reading your blog and wanted to let you know that we were inspired by your journey. We feel you are a very brave girl and are an inspiration to others. You deserve to have a future full of happiness and joy and this is what we sincerely wish for you.

Fondest regards,

Paddy and Sheila