Kinship carer Roz Ottery from Calderdale has written this wonderful poem of strength for all kinship carers.
We are a working miracle!
A tower of strength in a storm.
Our solid rock hearts, made with flesh and blood parts,
mean we love, yet we stand stout and firm.
We’re a phenomenal powerhouse!
Through sleep deprived stress we advance.
We work night and day, with no thanks and no pay
just to know that these kids have a chance!
We are astonishing ‘other’ parents!
These kids fear life’s blocks are too tall.
But they steadily find, we can teach them to climb.
Till they finally fly and won’t fall.
We are the mind-blowing radicals! Little thought for the years that we give. We tally no debt… for we’re their safety net. And we will love them as long as we live.
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