To what shall I compare thee?
So thin to be easily broken yet so powerful to support the heavy weight of my granny whose legs are swollen.
So fine in texture yet so painful when pummelled with.
With strength so great, you’re a force to be reckoned with indeed.

Who ever knew?
A stick crafted from wood would be so precious.
Your shiny dark colour would lighten my mood.
Your presence resembles happiness and power in this household.

What can ever defeat you?
You stop dogs from barking.
Protect me against bullies.
You, yes you, the pillar of strength to my granny.

With what shall I express my gratitude for your doings?
You’re resilient, committed and tireless.
Smaller in size but bigger in my mind.
Forever I’ll be indebted to you.