Ode to Ethylne
Not long enough did I know you -
Even if I knew you from the day
I was born, the days would have
Been still too short for me.
The laughter you brought to my life
Will forever bring tears of happiness
For me, the wisdom of your words
Goes far beyond most, you are a gem.
The light within you shined brighter
Than all the stars at night...
Your dry humor begged forgiveness
Yet it was real as was your candid nature.
How great to have lived the life you had
And blessed with a child and friends
That love you and hold you dear.
I hope you know just how loved...
You are, you are still loved my dear,
Your life lives on in those who care
Enough to reflect on what you brought
To life in an otherwise empty existence.
You did not cajole when it was wrong to do so.
You were honest, direct and forthright.
For that I will always be appreciative.
You could yarn stories with the best of them.
Yet somehow you held self-doubt
You were learned, and self educated
Yet, a true Bohemian spirit, and a friend.
One who expected nothing in return but wanted to give.
You gave me happy memories,
Touched my heart with your own stories
And to hear the story of your love
For your husband... I can only hope...
My dear sweet friend, the Heavens rejoice,
The trumpets blare loud with praise
Surely you are within the Kingdom's door.
As do the Angels, now 'tis time to soar!
Release the anguish and burdened heart
Rejoin the one you love, and know all is well...
We will cherish the time we had together,
No matter long or short, 'tis cherished.
The beauty of your sincerity, wisdom of words
Belongs now to another, mold and shape
A new place for your resting soul, and
Know you are loved for now and evermore.
Poems My Way Valrie 11/19/2010
Perhaps reading it might bring you solace too for a dear one you have lost. Remember to tell the ones you love that you do love them.
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Today will be filled with grading papers from college portfolios for my students, and then writing three of my own and finishing up a powerpoint presentation. In my sparetime I have to take my sick kitty to the Veternarian, go to the bank, send my daughter her Christmas $$$ as she is flying home for THANKSGIVING.
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Finfhing up my coffee then headed out the door to mail a package to the CANS FOR COOKIES US TROOPS!
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