Agnes Madelaine

I wrote this for my mom’s funeral

born when floors of earth
cradled her head dear
born when last post
of the war to end wars
was soon to ring clear

in her life conveyed
eight onto this world
eight to nurture, to love
yet, with profound sorrow, one
left her arms far too soon

our mother now lay in peace
as her spirit flies up to meet
Phillip, Marion, her siblings, parents
all her precious family beloved, predeceased
oh how heaven with their voices must ring

goodbye our daughter, sister, mother
goodbye grand and great grandmother
goodbye, till we grasp hands again
goodbye till we too join you
in the merriment upon the clouds therein

© 2008 by DC Lessoway

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