Poem 12

You have been here

for 81 years,

your smile always

shining and lighting the way

for those of us who have had the

joy of loving you.

Suddenly, we learn

there has been a hole in your heart

all this time.

One might think that would render

your heart imperfect.

But I have always found

your heart

to be full of love,

faith, kindness,

joy, and resiliance.

All of that light was

pouring out of that

hole in your heart

and received by those of us

blessed to be loved by you.


Eve Remillard



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