Teela Hart

Surviving Domestic Violence

A True Hero


You gave yourself

Of time and more

To offer another

A gift of worth

Oh how I melt

Beneath your words

Some may never

Ever know

The heart that beats

Within your chest

Pulses above all the rest

Yet I know

And gladly so

That you are

A true hero

For those who’ve given more than they had to.Β  You’re the heroes.Β 





Author: Teela Hart

I am a mother, daughter, sister and domestic violence survivor.

25 thoughts on “A True Hero

  1. Hope you don’t mind but put this to Twitter.


  2. this is incredible – just like the incredible lady who wrote it;)


  3. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:


  4. Did you know that you are, too? Amazing woman, that you are. :-*


  5. Awesome poem Teela! I’m glad you are writing more poetry, you are better at it then you think πŸ™‚ Your words about a hero being giving of time, reminds me of the Reagan quote below, and the poem as a whole, in connection with the quote, makes me think of the awesome Foo Fighters song “My Hero”. Thanks for sharing, and for being one of my heroes Tee πŸ™‚

    β€œHeroes may not be braver than anyone else. They’re just braver 5 minutes longer.”
    ― Ronald Reagan


  6. You are my ‘hero’ !! What a beautiful poem!! ❀


  7. What a beautiful tribute Teela, thank you for sharing it. πŸ™‚


  8. I love this. Heart warming. Some people are truly amazing, right?


  9. I like that one. Very well done.


  10. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.


  11. That is beautiful TeelaπŸ’œ Weird thing-I had been seeking flaming pictures this evening…and then the flaming heart appeared on your post. There are so many heroes walking among us…this is a beautiful tribute! AoA


    • Thank you AoA,
      We have quite a few unsung heroes among us. I felt it only fitting to acknowledge them.

      I’m about to make a frivolous post. But I need some humor tonight and the one I’m about to post seems to fit the bill.


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