Music Prompt #39 “Keep Your Head Up” by Andy Grammer

For my youngest daughter who is doing tough right now with three small boys.


It’s hard right now to keep your head up

When so much shit is happening around you.

What with boys to care for

A house and all on your own.

Yesterday you climbed a mountain

Danced on the summit

Stood on top of that bit of the world.

Let your hair down for just a while

Partied a little with your best friend in tow.

I see you and your brave face

In the face of so much negativity:

We rally round, showing support

Giving you reason to keep your head up.

I see you growing stronger

Learning to say no

Knowing when to call a stop

To the crap that flies round you most days.

For until then you’ll flounder and fail

You’ll look up seeing the insurmountable.

But you’ll have reason, no matter what

To tell the naysayers where to go,

Knowing you can hold your head up

Being the woman and mother you are.


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10 Responses to Music Prompt #39 “Keep Your Head Up” by Andy Grammer

  1. Lyn says:

    What a lovely tribute to your daughter, Michael. She has my utmost admiration! I know what she’s going through having raised three children on my own from the time they were 1, 3 and 5 years old. She is blessed to have a father like you to support and cheer her on.

  2. wildchild47 says:

    A wonderful piece in tribute to your very strong daughter. She will make it through – for if she has even the smallest amount of courage, faith and determination as her father, and knows she is loved and supported by her family and friends – and has the belief and understanding despite how rough and tough it is – then she will get through this – and will shine more brilliantly than ever.

  3. With a father like you, she’ll make it through. Love and support, caring and compassion — she has the building blocks of her new life all around her. With you holding her hand, she’ll shine again. She will hold her head up. Sending you and your family good thoughts. Know she is well taken care of.

  4. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    A most beautiful and loving tribute to your daughter 🙂

  5. Hugs to her, her boys and you. 💕💕💕

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