A Most Extra-Ordinary Life
Though your smile fades from this place
it shines deep inside of me and all
who have known you, loved you.
Your life’s breath, extinguished here on Earth,
now a forever light that burns brighter through me,
around me and into the ethos.
I quiet to hear the faint whispers of your voice
telling of a passion for life;
your legacy I now embrace.
And I will sing your song to capture it forever;
to share it in these words, in a smile,
or a hug or a deed most kind.
As tears splash this page, they are joyful
celebrating the ordinary life of a most extra-ordinary woman~
whose greatest gift is enduring love.
©Donna Donabella 2017
This poem is a remembrance for my Aunt Mary who passed away July 3rd. A dear friend said to me that dwelling on missing her would only bring sadness and depression….but celebrating her light would bring me solace and peace. I liked that idea and this poem came to me the next day. You can read my tribute post to my aunt here.
I am joining Poets United for their Poetry Pantry linkup. July 12th was my 3rd blog anniversary….what an amazing 3 years of creativity it has been.
The picture at the top is of my Aunt Mary with a few sweet peas, snapdragons and lavender. The vase below is more of these same sweet flowers.
I leave you with a another image about an extra-ordinary life. I welcome you to download the photo and share it.
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