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as this tree
This mountain

This ground

Is captured

In a moment

Frozen in time…

So are my thoughts

Your bright blue eyes

That match the sky

Your infectious laugh

The strength of your hug…

My mind is drawn

To the last time

I saw you….

When you were

Still physically with us

The bright blue sky

The day was hot

Your excitement was infectious…

I then pause

My mind freezes

You are gone…

What?  Why?

That moment

That phone call



Frozen in my mind’s eye.

“Perfect” Hearts

In loving memory of my Baby Sis!


Small eager hands

Carefully lift the brush

What color to apply first?

What shapes to use?

Bright blue eyes

Radiate the thoughts

Of the beautiful blond haired girl.

With serious focus

A blue heart is painted

Followed by a pink heart

Then stars

And green and dark blue hearts.

She takes pause

As if the picture is not complete

Then smiling

Adds a bright orange cloud.

Ever so carefully

She gently wraps

The serán wrap

Over the precious picture

To protect it and

Forever seal this masterpiece!

With ever enthusiastic glee

She presents this

Most magical and precious gift

To her big Sis!

Even after all these years

I look upon this artwork

And marvel at the Perfect Hearts

Drawn with such love and care!

Living with Loss

I am still struggling…

Still learning to live without you…


Without your physical presence…

It is strange…

I reach for the phone

To call…

Your voice message comes on

Perky and full of life


I am faced with the stark reality

You are not here…

You are no longer with us physically.

This precious bear

With its wonderful necklace

Is with you

Will be with you forever.

As your nephew wanted

You will forever have

The presence of Lucky with you!

It is so hard

To not hear your voice

To not be able to see you.

Your presence is missed so much!

I hurt for those

So close to you

As I feel their pain…

You made such an impact

On so many…

In so many ways!

My words are such a shadow

I can barely shine

The barest feeble light…

Compared to you!

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