~"Feisty and determined"~

"Feisty and determined"
Ringing through memory
As I recall grade 9
Walking to school each day
One word - constant mantra
"Resolute. Resolute."
Yes. I was Resolute.
Uplifting thought for me
Yes - of peace. of content.
Happiness endowed - then
My companion, my friend
My mantra, my reason
and I will continue
Still - to be Resolute
"Feisty and determined"
As my teacher once said.

[September 24, 2004]