Mona Tavangar // HERO

I stayed late to watch your audition

I don’t remember your voice

But I remember

you held your head high

Eyes bright

Feet planted on the ground

Strong, Confident, Unafraid

I could feel my own back straighten


Inspiration from a distance

becomes guidance from a friend

We sing and eat and laugh at nothing

I marvel at your adventures

And heed your warnings

Becoming Strong, Confident, and Unafraid


Eyes unfocused and wet

Curled up in a chair

You look small



But my back is still straight

Words of wisdom welded in my mind

You’ve made me Strong, Confident, and Unafraid

And I will do the same for you