Standing with a Giant
Randle P. McMurphy stood next to an Indian
But it was the Irishman who stood taller
And showed Chief Bromden the courage
To acknowledge his physical size
And inspire resilience against his fears
To face those fears
And become the giant he is
To break free and escape the ward.
I've faced doubts and insecurities
And find myself giving up more n more
More than I should..
during this pivotal life change
But like Chief Bromden
I needed a force that exemplified the best
Of what it meant to be human and
Even in the face of her own human struggles
How to be assertive!
How to be confident and smoooth
And vocal and PROUD!
And stand Tall
Like “The Pine that Stands Tallest on the mTn”
Before he was emasculated-
And like Randle P. McMurphy
With his booming voice
And Laughter! that echoed across the ward
And made Nurse Ratched cringe..
At the mutiny manifesting in her dustless ward
Her laughter and swagger
Made MY doubts cringe at the mutiny
Of growth and change and security
At my own mounting confidence
to standing next to my own R.P McMurphy
Cheers! to my best friend Noretta
For making me a Giant