Hero

You gave great comfort

At a time of life or death.

I do not even know your name,

But you gave me hope

When the path ahead

Was frightening and unknown.

You came to me

With words of reassurance;

Rocks to weather any storm.

You stroked my thighs,

Rhythmically, tenderly;

More soothing than a lover's touch.

You are the unknown hero

Who saved my life,

And delivered safely

My most treasured son.