And the poets down here...

What I have learned from Tillie
By Megan Anderson

even when it rains
there is something to smile about
when the world around you crumbles
still the strong can grin
when your skin cracks and wrinkles,
a positive outlook can do wonders
when it seems like you are forgotten
when the laughter you created
is silenced and
when the carousel
stops turning and
when the summer vacations
are filed away in family attics
there are those who defend
you, who speak up for those who can't
thank you tillie, your strength is poetic